Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Stir Fried Chicken and Shrimp with Vegetables in Garlic Sauce

 Every once in a while, all of us are left with a little bit of this a little bit of that. So thats when I need to figure out how to use everything to clear out the vegetable box in the fridge. You can add whatever you have in your fridge. I have used broccoli, red & orange pepper, onion, napa cabbage, chicken and shrimps. Its a simple stir fry with garlic sauce and I served it with steamed rice. Its a very easy recipe which you can put together in a jiffy. Here is how it goes:


Chicken                             2 cups cubes
Shrimp                               2 cups
Broccoli                             1 head cut into florets
Red bell pepper                  1 cut into strips
Yellow bell pepper             1/2 cut into strips
Napa Cabbage                   1/2 head  cut into cubes
Garlic                                 3 cloves grated
Corn Starch                        1 tbsp mixed in half cup of water
Soy Sauce                          1 tbsp
Salt                                     to taste
Black pepper                      1/4 tsp
Green chili                           2 chopped (optional)
Oil                                      4 tbsp


Marinate chicken with the grated garlic cloves for 10 mins.
Heat the wok till its smoking, pour the oil and swirl around quickly to coat.
Add in the chicken and fry until it changes colour around 3-4 mins.
Take out of the pan and add remaining ingredients one by one in the following sequence: broccoli, peppers, cabbage, shrimp. Fry for a couple of minutes.
Put the chicken back into the wok and add salt and pepper. Pour in 2/3-1 cup of water and soy sauce and bring to a boil.
Once it start boiling, add in the corn starch mix. Once its bubbling, let it cook for 2 minutes. Take off the heat and serve immediately.


You can add less or more corn starch to adjust the consistency of the sauce.
Use any vegetables you have on hand.


  1. This looks delicious Kiran. I too like recipes that I can add some of my leftover veggies. Stir fried check and shrimp is the perfect 'foil'. I've pinned and shared. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Party this week.

    A FFF co-host,

    1. Thanks Joanne for dropping by. We all face this dilemma of using the left overs which are specially kid friendly. So I use quite a lot of quick fixes to handle this situation :)