Summer Recipe: Celery & Carrot Chicken Stir-Fry
It has been a while since my last post on Peach Melba. I apologise for not being able to blog frequently for the past few weeks. Life was kind of busy and mad! Also, I was away for a wedding in France last weekend. Needless to say, I had a great time there! The only regret is that we should have spent more days in France!
Anyway, I made a quick and simple dish – celery and carrots chicken stir-fry probably 2 weeks ago. This dish is something that mom makes at home. The ingredients couldn’t be simpler but the taste is great! A lot of times, when I do stir-fry, I like simple and straight forward ingredients that give huge impact in taste!
Celery has crunchy texture that I love. Besides, I love the smell and taste of it! Even though celery is available throughout the year, it was said that the best taste and quality of celery is during summer months! Apart from rich in Vitamin C, celery is said to have benefits to lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. As for carrot, it contains excellent source of antioxidant and rich in pro-vitamin A carotenes. Besides, it can promote good vision, especially night vision! Well, with both of such great ingredients that are easy to source, it is credible this dish not only tastes good but is great for health!
Since I started the recipes for the summer series, this is now the 10th recipe! I know that it’s still summer now but this will be the last of the series! Well, one of the reasons is because I have a few very interesting stuff that I want to share with you guys!! My posting will be back to normal, as frequently as I could!
I hope you guys have enjoyed those specially hand-picked summer recipes from me! At this point, I am not going to tell you what is so interesting about my next post, but, I promise, it will be a surprise to everyone!!
For Summer Recipe: Celery & Carrot Chicken Stir-Fry:
300g chicken thighs/breast, cut into strips
1 tbsp chinese rice wine
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
2 celery, peeled and sliced
1 carrots, peeled and sliced
a pinch of white pepper
1. Marinate chicken with chinese rice wine, oyster sauce, white pepper and cornflour for 10 minutes. Then, heat a pan/wok with 0.5 tbsp of the sunflower oil, add the chicken and fry for a 1-2 minutes and set aside.
2. Using the same wok, add the rest of the sunflower oil and add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Put the celery and carrots, cook for about 2-3 minutes or until soft. Then, add the chicken, toss and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add some water to make some sauce. Serve warm.
Yum! Yum! Looks good! All your summer recipes have been fabulous! I am looking forward to the surprise in your next post. 🙂
Ohhh thank you!! I am glad that you like the recipes! Stay tuned to my next post! 🙂
Your recipe just comes in time as I have no idea what to cook with my chicken breast for lunch. Tks for this great idea!! If you can find water chestnuts at your place, do try adding them in as it will give extra crunchiness to the whole dish.
Definitely a good idea to add chestnuts! Over here, I can only get them in a can but not fresh 🙁
This looks like it would be nice with steamed rice..
i'm not a huge celery fan but this is such a lovely and versatile recipe I am sure other veggies would work well too – I am thinking sugar snap peas!
That is a great idea. I love sugar snap peas. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
what a coincidence! I plan to cook this dish for dinner! 🙂
Really? That's a real coincidence!
I've cooked that before without chicken. Taste good too. I like it!
I just love celery….. yum. Without the chicken is just as nice.
I love celery in stir-frys as it adds that extra crunch as you said. And good to know that it has a lot of health benefits too!
I always love this dish but we usually cook it with 'sotong' . Great to eat it with rice.
Sotong!! I have never tried with sotong! Great idea!
Always love a good stir-fry like this, specially if it's cooked with seafood 🙂
Thanks for dropping by! Stir-fry is always great and seafood would be a bonus!
That’s a beautiful shot! Good job!
mmmm this looks very good! chicken and celery is such a good combo. love celery. gives everything such a nice flavour and a delicate crunch. x
This is always my comfort food. 🙂
Simple and delicious. Just my kind of mid-week dinner recipe. Hope you had a great time in France.
Thanks Syrie! I had a great time but the stay was too short 🙁
So simple, healthy yet delicious! I like.
Thanks for your comment!
I do love your blog, cause it offers many simple recipe to make. Keep sharing your nice recipe. Also, I’ll do this recipe as well 😀 thanks
Thanks Kumi for your sweet words! I will keep it up! 🙂
I love this dish….I usually just use broccoli and carrots….and sometimes bell peppers, mushrooms and celery! I haven’t tried marinating with rice wine before but will definitely try it now! I usually marinate with Soy sauce and sesame oil, with black pepper and garlic onions. Also great with beef!
Yes beef is a great choice too!