I feel that quick and easy are fast becoming my go-tos when it comes to cooking. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy or maybe it’s just that after a long day at work I don’t want to be faffing around too much in the kitchen. Especially when I’m also prepping lunch and breakfast for the next day at the same time. What can I say trying to save money by prepping meals from scratch is really quite a faff. But what’re you gonna do, hey?! Anyway, onto the point of today’s post – my current super easy go to recipe: a simple five minute ginger chicken!
Five Minute Ginger Chicken: The Ingredients
230g egg noodles | 2 tbsp oil | 2 chicken breasts cut into thin strips | an inch of ginger, peeled and chopped | 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced | 2tsp five spice | 3 spring onions | 2 dashes soy sauce | 2tbsp runny honey | handful fresh coriander | 1/2 a lemon | salt and pepper
Five Minute Ginger Chicken: The Method
Cook the noodles in boiling water as per the instructions | Fry the chicken strips, the ginger and the chilli in the hot oil | Add the five spice and toss in the pan | Once the chicken is cooked add the spring onions, soy sauce and honey | Drain the noodles and add to the chicken, tossing everything together | Sprinkle with coriander and lemon |Serve and enjoy!
This recipe for five minute ginger chicken is from Jamie’s Dinners: The Essential Cookbook and makes enough for two people. I’m so pleased I rediscovered it recently. After all it ticks all the boxes: healthy, yummy, simple, delicious and easy to make. Who doesn’t love a recipe that takes less than five minutes, plus a bit of prep? Tell me, what’s your favourite quick and easy recipe, do share it with me below.