Tuesday 8 July 2014

Peruvian Chicken Stir-Fry with Oven Fries

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the days leading up to Ramadan, I randomly felt like trying out food from Peru. 

So, I googled a recipe for Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry, and this is what I got. It's a take on a recipe that is usually made with beef called Lomo Saltado. 

I don't really eat beef so it was chicken for me - but you could use beef strips, if you wanted. The meat is marinated in cumin, garlic, soy sauce and vinegar. It's then tossed with peppers and onions, and served with homemade oven fries. A really quick and tasty dish - perfect for weeknights and busy Ramadan nights!

Stir Fries, previously: Chinese Black Bean Stir FryStir Fried Thai VegetablesSingapore Noodles with Roasted CauliflowerChicken SizzlerChinese Chicken with Spicy Noodles


1. Potatoes
2. Garlic Powder
3. Salt and Pepper
4. Olive Oil
5. Chicken Breast
6. Ground Cumin
7. Onion
8. Jalapeno Chilli
9. Garlic
10. Bell Pepper
11. Soy Sauce
12. Red Chilli Powder
13. Vinegar
14. Fresh Coriander

Bismillah, let's begin!

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees or Gas Mark 6.

Take 3 Potatoes, wash and cut them into fries. Toss them with 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder, 3 teaspoons of Olive Oil and Salt and Pepper, to taste. (Don't skimp on the salt - potatoes need salt!)

Lay the fries in a single layer on a greased and lined baking tray. Pop into the oven for 25 minutes.

Now, for the stir fry. Heat up 1 tablespoon Olive Oil in a wok or pan.

Slice 1 Chicken Breast into strips and mix with 1/4 teaspoon of Ground Cumin and Salt and Pepper, to taste. Once the oil is hot, throw it in.

Stir fry on a high heat for 2 minutes until golden brown. Keep constantly stirring!

Then, add in 1 Onion, peeled and roughly chopped, and 1 Jalapeno Chilli, roughly chopped.

Along with 1 Bell Pepper, chopped and 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed. Stir fry again on a high heat for 2 minutes.

Mix together:
 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1 tablespoon Vinegar (Apple Cider, if you have it)

Pour the sauce, and stir fry for another 2 minutes. If the chicken is still not cooked, simmer for a few minutes on a low heat.

To finish, stir in a handful of Fresh Coriander, chopped.

Grab your fries out of the oven - they should be crispy on the outside and soft in the centre.

Serve the two together for a satisfying meal!

Full Written Recipe:

Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry with Oven Fries

Adapted from Skinny Taste 

Ingredients – serves 2 hungry people

For the Oven Fries
3 Potatoes
¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
3 teaspoons Olive Oil

For the Chicken
1 Chicken Breast, cut into strips
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
¼ teaspoon Ground Cumin
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
1 Onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 Jalapeno Chilli, roughly chopped
1 Bell Pepper, roughly chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Vinegar (Apple Cider, if you have it)
½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
Handful of Fresh Coriander, chopped


Wash and cut the potatoes into fries. Toss with the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place in a single layer on a greased and lined baking tray. Roast in a preheated oven at 200 degrees or Gas Mark 6 for about 25 minutes or until soft and crispy.

For the chicken, mix the chicken strips with the cumin, salt and pepper. Heat a pan or wok on high heat, and add in the oil.

When hot, add in the chicken. Stir fry until browned on all sides – about 3 minutes. Then, add in the onion, garlic, jalapeno and bell pepper. Stir fry for another few minutes.

Mix together the soy sauce, vinegar and chilli powder, and pour into the pan. Mix well and then simmer on low until the chicken is fully cooked. The veggies should still be a little crunchy though.

Stir in the chopped coriander, and serve with the fries!

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