Bill Granger's stir-fried chicken recipe

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Serves4

A super-quick chicken dish with with peanuts and cucumber from Australian celebrity chef Bill Granger. The family will love it.

Ingredients

  • 2tbsppeanut oil
  • 500g (1lb 2 oz) chicken breasts, diced
  • 2tbsp Chinese rice wine
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • 2tsp sesame oil
  • 2tsp caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small red and 1 small green pepper (capsicum), diced
  • 2 Lebanese (short) cucumbers, halved, seeded and diced

To serve

  • Steamed rice
  • Unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped

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Method

  1. Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large wok or frying pan over high heat. Cook the chicken in batches for 3-4 mins, or until golden, then remove from the wok.
  2. Mix together the rice wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and cornflour. Return the wok to medium-high heat.
  3. Add the rest of the oil, the onion and ginger and stir-fry for 1-2 mins, then add the pepper and cucumber and stir-fry for another 2 mins. Return the chicken to the wok, add the sauce and stir-fry for another couple of minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with steamed rice and chopped peanuts.
Top Tip for making Bill Granger's stir-fried chicken

If your rice or pasta always boils over, Janice Wood, 38, from Stoke-on-Trent suggests rubbing the inside of the pan with vegetable oil.

Bill Granger is an Australian chef, food writer and the brains behind worldwide restaurant chain Granger & Co. With restaurants all over London, Australia, Tokyo, Seoul and Hawaii, his ability for being able to impress foodies and families alike is what’s made him so successful. In his early career he trained as an artist but his passion slowly moved over to food and he opened his first restaurant, Bill's, in Sydney in 1993 and then another one in 1996. Both were huge and immediate successes, creating a name for this self-taught chef as one to watch in Australia's food industry. 25 years later and he truly spanned the globe with Granger & Co. and now counts four prime-spot, successful restaurants in central London alone. Bill has put his success down to this saying, “Australians live very much for the pleasure of the day to day, whether it’s entertaining friends at home or sitting out in the street on a milk crate having a coffee. I’ve always celebrated our outdoors lifestyle with fresh, seasonal and simple everyday food.” Bill has written 11 best-selling cookbooks and recorded five cookery series where he explores the produce, cuisines and locations he’s filming in. Bill's Kitchen: Notting Hill, Bill's Holiday, Bill's Food and Bill's Tasty Weekend are just some of the 30 television shows that he's been involved with over the years. After travelling back and forth between England and Australia, Bill Granger and his family moved to London for good in 2009. With his wife Natalie, Bill has three daughters called Edie, Ines and Bunny. It's Bill's family and his love for homecooking that's inspired many of the recipes you'll find on our site. So whether you're looking for an indulgent, hearty family meal like homemade pork meatballs that you can spend time preparing, or inspiration for quick and tasty recipes like stir-fry (opens in new tab), we’re sure to have all of Bill’s best ones.