This recipe for Hoisin Chicken and Pepper Stir-Fry is easy to make and would be perfect for a Friday night “Fake Away”. Adjust the fresh veggies to what you have to hand and what is in season.
Friday Night “Fake Away”
It’s Friday, the end of the working week for most people, and even if you still have to work over the weekend, there’s a sort of giddy air of release with the urge to relax in the kitchen, order a take away and have a few wines or beers! Today’s recipe for Hoisin Chicken and Pepper Stir-Fry is JUST the recipe for the end of a busy weekend, for all of the family – plus it costs a quarter of the price of a commercial take away, and takes under half an hour to cook, from prep to serving. If you are really organised, you can chop the veggies and the chicken the night before or in the morning if you have time. The chicken can sit in the hoisin sauce marinade overnight in the fridge and the veggies can be stored in a ziplock bag, so they don’t dry out.
For even more of a cheat, and to save time, use some of that handy microwave pre-cooked rice in sachets; you can buy them very cheaply from some of the budget supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl, and I always like to have a few in my pantry for any manically busy and crazy nights, where time has flown away. Other favourite brands are the exciting flavours from Tilda Rice, and of course, if you have time, you can cook some loose rice yourself. Vegetables can be adjusted according to what you have to hand and what is in season. And, vegetarians need not be left out, just use Quorn pieces in place of the chicken, or add more veggies such a green, red and yellow peppers. Serve the Hoisin Chicken and Pepper Stir-Fry with Soy sauce and Sriratcha sauce on the side.
Today’s recipe for Hoisin Chicken and Pepper Stir-Fry is served on a selection of my lovely Caravan Trail flatware. I mixed all the patterns up, using a selection from the Penzance and Dorset Day Trip range, and as you can see, all the patterns and colours look wonderful together. I particularly love the colours and patterns in the range, which are based on folk stories, wild animals, summer fruits and a day trip to the seaside on the southern coast of England. You can see the full range of all The Caravan Trail crockery here: The Caravan Trail. And, for all my other recipes that I have created in collaboration with The Caravan Trail, you can see them all here: Lavender and Lovage Caravan Trail Recipes.
I hope you enjoy my latest recipe creation if you make it, and do let me know what you thought of it. Have a great week and here’s to TGIF! Karen
Disclaimer: I receive samples regularly from The Caravan Trail free of charge, in exchange for recipe development and promotion on my social media channels. All views and opinions are my own and I choose to share this china on Lavender and Lovage, as it is a unique British designed (and British made in certain cases) company based in Staffordshire. I was not compensated financially for this recipe post. Pieces from the range can be bought here: Buy the The Caravan Trail