While I always try to eat the daily recommended servings of vegetables, I seem to easily forget all about fruits. One good way to rectify this is to incorporate fruits into the food I cook. I haven’t really come across many dishes during outside dining that make good use of fruits except in sides like salads or as garnishes which is a shame because certain fruits can add that extra flavour, natural sweetness and texture when paired with meat or seafood.
I was gifted with boxes of kiwi fruits when I was hospitalised for surgery and they were sitting in my fridge for quite some time because the husband and I just couldn’t finish all at once so I decided I would make something different with the kiwis – a Chinese-style chicken stir fry 😉 It had a great combination of tangy, sweet, spicy and savoury flavours. Pretty moreish 🙂 Give it a try!
Stir Fried Kiwi Chicken Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2-3)
500g skinless & boneless chicken leg, cut into cubes
3 kiwi fruit, peeled & cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tsp corn flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled & finely chopped
2 tsp chilli bean paste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1. Marinate chicken with corn flour and salt. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in pan and saute garlic till fragrant. Add chicken and stir fry till cooked through.
3. Add chilli bean paste and sugar followed by the kiwi and sesame oil.
4. Stir fry thoroughly till well combined.
Wow! I am so intrigued by this combination that I shall have to try it!
Let me know how it goes when you have the chance to try! 🙂
I’ve not cooked with kiwi. Love the idea. It must add just a touch of sweetness. Gina
This is a rare recipe actually . i haven’t heard kiwi with chicken….wow! let me try with the recipe
Before we were married, my husband had a Chinese cookbook with a stir fried kiwi chicken recipe that looks identical to this recipe, even the sesame oil added at the end. The cookbook has been gone for years, so it’s been forever since we made this. I am so excited to get this back into our repertoire again!! Thank you!