Bill Granger's stir-fried chicken recipe

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


  • 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




  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
Australian chef, food writer and restaurateur

Bill Granger is an Australian chef and food writer who started his early career training as an artist in Sydney but his passion slowly moved to food and he became a self taught chef. By 1993, Bill decided to open his first restaurant, Bill's, in Sydney, that serves legendary breakfast. By 1996, he had opened two restaurants in the city which were both huge immediate successes, creating a name for himself as one to watch in Australia's food industry. Since then Bill is now the brains behind worldwide restaurant chain Granger & Co. with restaurants all over London, Australia, Tokoyo, Seoul and Hawaii and has written 11 best-selling cookbooks and recorded five cookery series, where he explores the produce, cuisines and locations across the world. It is apparent that Bill's sunny, relaxed approach to food is one of the reasons for his popularity across the world and also his love for making recipes that are hearty as well as  super quick and easy to follow. Like the sound of Bill's recipes? Check out our Bill Granger recipe collection.