- Chicken1.5 Kilograms
- Bell Pepper2 PiecesGreen and Yellow
- Onion1 Pieces
- Carrot3 PiecesSmall to Medium sized
- Shrimps200 Grams
- Curry Powder1.5 Teaspoons
- Thyme1 Teaspoons
- Seasoning cube and / or Salt
- Chilli Powder2 Teaspoons
- Flour1 TablespoonsYou can substitute with cornflour. Use 1/2 teaspoon cornflour
- Spring Onion7 Pieces
- Chicken Stock1 Cups
1. Wash the chicken, season with a little salt, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, seasoning cube and a little onions. Add water to a pot and let it boil for about 20 to 30 minutes or until the chicken is done. Set aside chicken and stock.
2. While the chicken is boiling, wash the shrimps and season with a little salt, curry powder and chili powder(about a couple of pinches). Also wash and chop the vegetables.
3. Remove the chicken from the stock and chop into small pieces. I like to season my boiled chicken breast again with a little more spice – a pinch of curry powder, pinch of salt and pinch of chili powder but you can skip.
4. In a small pan, add some oil, heat up and add the shrimps. Let it fry for about 5 to 10 minutes or until it is cooked. Drain the oil from the shrimps. Set aside shrimps and oil aside.
5. In a pan, add the drained oil from the shrimps, heat up. Add the chopped vegetables, stir-fry for about 7 minutes. While this is cooking, mix 1 tablespoons of flour with about 4 tablespoons of water. Set the flour aside. Or if you have corn flour, mix 1/2 teaspoon with 3 tablespoons of water.
6. Add one cup of chicken stock, the remaining curry, thyme, chili powder, a little salt and seasoning cube to taste, stir and let it cook for about 3 minutes, then add the chicken and shrimps. Let it all simmer for another 3 minutes, then add the flour or corn flour mixture. It will immediately start to thicken especially using cornflour. Let it simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.
That’s it. Your chicken stir fry is done. Serve with rice, yam, potatoes, plantain or even bread. Mine was served with rice and plantain (see second picture!)
If you already have chicken stock, you don't have to boil the chicken. Another way is to fry the chicken. Just get some boneless chicken, chop into chunks, season with a little flour or cornflour, salt and Knorr/Maggi seasoning, chilli powder, a pinch of curry powder, add some oil to a pan and fry until cooked. Be sure to not over fry. Then proceed to step 4.
You can substitute beef for chicken. Using beef instead of chicken will produce a different taste, but no less delicious :)
For more chicken recipes, check out this easy chicken curry recipe. Link down below.