2large skinless chicken breasts(450g | 1 pound), sliced into strips
1 ½tbspbicarbonate of soda(baking soda)
2large onions, sliced thinly
4garlic cloves, minced
1tbspmild curry powder(or more to taste)
1tbspsweetenersuch as Sukrin Gold (optional)
2tspChinese Five Spice Mix
2tbspsoy sauce(or gluten free tamari)
2cups(500 ml) chicken stockuse more if you want a lot of sauce
2large carrots, peeled and sliced
2potatoes, peeled and cubed
1red bell pepper, sliced
1yellow bell pepper, sliced
Large handful fine green beans, halved
Large handful sugar snap peas, sliced (or use frozen peas)
1tbspcornflour (cornstarch) diluted in 1 tbsp waterto thicken optional
1red chilli, seeded and sliced thinlyto garnish (optional)
Thai Basil, sliced thinlyto garnish (optional)
Cut the chicken breasts into thin strips and put in a bowl. Add the bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and toss together to coat. Set aside while you prepare all the vegetables and assemble the spices. DON'T FORGET! Rinse thoroughly twice in cold water before using.
Spray a wok or large deep frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the onions and stir fry for 5 minutes over fairly high heat, until slightly softened.
Stir in the curry powder, Chinese Five Spice, ground ginger, garlic powder, sweetener and star anise.
Add the chicken and stir to coat in the spices. Add the soy sauce.
Pour in the chicken stock and add the carrots and potatoes. Do you like your curry with loads of sauce? Increase the stock to 2 1/2 cups (620ml).
Bring to a rolling simmer and cook for 15 minutes, until the potatoes have softened and sauce has thickened.
Add the peppers and cook for 3 minutes. Add the cornflour slurry you wish to thicken the sauce further.
Now throw in the green beans and sugar snap peas, stirring to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes until just cooked – they will continue to cook in residual heat but are supposed to stay quite crunchy. If you prefer these to be cooked through then continue to simmer until softened, a couple more minutes.
Remove and discard the star anise if used. Check the seasoning and add a bit more soy sauce if preferred. Garnish with sliced red chillies and shredded Thai basil leaves.
This recipe is gluten free (see ingredients notes), SW Free and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints without any additional sides.
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Nutritional information is always approximate, and will depend on quality of ingredients and serving sizes.