The many benefits of cooking with cast iron include its ability to achieve and maintain very high temperatures, which is perfect for stir fry. Whether you have an AGA Total Control, AGA Dual Control or an AGA City24, using the Boiling Plate will give you perfect results every time! This zesty Lemon Chicken Stir Fry is sure to please. Serves 2.
Prep time: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour marinating time
Cooking time: 8-11 minutes
Finely grated zest and 2 oz. juice
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
2 small cloves garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8-10 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tsp sesame oil
½ inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
3 ½ oz. dried medium egg noodles
1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 small leek, washed and thinly sliced
4 oz. pea pods or snap peas
2oz. bean sprouts
4 tbsp chicken or vegetable stock
1 tbsp dry sherry or unsweetened apple juice
3 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce, or to taste
To create Lemon Chicken Stir Fry on the AGA Cast Iron Range be sure to set aside 1 hour to properly marinate your chicken.
In a non-metallic dish, combine lemon zest and juice, coriander, half the garlic and the black pepper. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Place non-stick wok on the Simmering plate and allow to warm. Once wok is ready, dry-fry the sesame seeds until toasted. Careful not to burn. Set toasted seeds aside.
Add oil to wok and place wok on Boiling Plate. Stir fry the fresh ginger and remaining garlic for 30 seconds. Add chicken and marinade; stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to packet instructions; drain well and keep hot.
Add carrots and leeks to wok; stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining vegetables; stir fry for 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
Add chicken stock, sherry and soy sauce; stir fry for 1 minute. Add hot noodles and sesame seeds; toss to mix well. Serve immediately alongside a bed of rice.
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