Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

Easy Stir Fry Dishes made on the AGA Cast Iron RangeLemon Chicken Stir Fry AGA cast iron range

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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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Sesame Beef Stir Fry

Sesame Beef Stir Fry

Sesame Beef Stir Fry made on the AGA cast iron range

Food in a flash is epitomized by the AGA stir fry. A meal in itself, Sesame Beef Stir Fry made on the AGA cast iron range makes a fantastic work-night dish. Don’t be shy about experimenting with the ingredients! Feel free to substitute and add as you see fit.  Often times, people enjoy making sesame beef stir fry using a variety of vegetables found in the refrigerator at that time.

Simple, fast and made on the AGA cast iron range, this Sesame Beef Stir Fry is sure to please.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz beef filet, cut into thin strips
  • 2 TBSP sesame oil
  • 5 oz oyster mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced finely
  • 1 oz sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 pkg rice stir fry or Lo Mein noodles

Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP oyster Sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP fresh ginger, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions

  1. Remove rice noodles from the package, place in a pan and cover with cool water. Allow to soak while prepping ingredients.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine all of the Sauce Ingredients and whisk together briskly. Set aside.
  3. Heat your wok on the Boiling Plate, add the sesame oil. When oil is hot place add the beef strips and stir fry until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and peppers. Stir fry for another minute. Add sesame seeds and onions and cook for another minute.
  4. Strain noodles in a colander in the sink. Shake off excess water.
  5. Back at the stove, stir in the sauce mixture and toss to coat. Allow the stir fry to heat through then add noodles. Stir until noodles are evenly coated with sauce. Remove from heat and serve immediately.