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Spooky Chicken Stir-Fry

Spooky Chicken Stir-Fry

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We’ve whipped up some scarily good food at the HelloFresh Farm to treat you this Halloween! Don’t let our ghoulish white and black peppers give you a fright! They get their hue from phytonutrients like anthocyanin and beta-carotene which have great health benefits. We hope this scrumptious stir-fry gets you into the spooky spirit!

Tags:SpicyHealthyFamily Friendly
Allergens:CeleryCereals containing GlutenSoya

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Preparation Time
Difficulty levelMedium

serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 4 people

1 unit(s)

Chicken Stock Pot

1 unit(s)

Star Anise

350 grams

Basmati Rice

4 unit(s)

Chicken Breast

1 unit(s)

Red Onion

1 unit(s)

Braeburn Apple

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

3 unit(s)

Spring Onion

6 tbsp



3 tbsp

Soy Sauce

(ContainsCereals containing Gluten, Soya)

1 unit(s)

White Pepper

1 unit(s)

Purple Pepper

Not included in your delivery

700 milliliter(s)


Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)1941.376 kJ
Energy (kcal)464 kcal
Fat4.0 g
of which saturates1.0 g
Carbohydrate70 g
of which sugars12.0 g
Protein40 g
Salt3.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Pour the water (amount specified in the ingredients list) into a pot and add the chicken stock pot and star anise. Bring to the boil on high heat. Stir well to dissolve the chicken stock pot and then add the basmati rice. Reduce the heat to medium, pop a lid on and cook the rice for 10 mins. After 10 mins, remove the pot from the heat. Leave to one side for another 10 mins, the rice will finish cooking in its own steam. Tip: The rice will stay hot in the pot while you cook everything else.


While your rice cooks, get on with the rest of your prep. Start by prepping and cooking the chicken. Slice each chicken breast widthways into pieces roughly ½cm thick.


Pop a large frying pan or wok on high heat and add a splash of oil. Cook your chicken for 7-9 mins, stirring every now and again to make sure it browns and cooks evenly. Tip: Do this in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan. The chicken is cooked when the centre is no longer pink.


As the chicken cooks, prep your veggies. Cut the red onion in half through the root. Peel and then slice into thin half moon shapes. Remove the core from the peppers and slice into ½cm thick strips. Quarter the apple, remove the pips and then chop each piece into 1cm chunks. Keep to one side.


Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press if you have one). Remove the roots from the spring onion and then slice as thinly as you can. Mix the ketchup with the soy sauce and keep to one side; this is your magic potion!


When your chicken is cooked, remove to a plate and wipe out the pan with kitchen paper. Add a splash of oil and your apple to the pan. Stir fry your apple for 5-7 mins or until nicely brown and caramelised. Tip: The apple pieces should be soft. Remove from the pan.


Next, add your red onion and peppers to the same pan and cook for 5 mins. Return your chicken and add the garlic to the pan and cook for another 3 mins until your chicken is piping hot.


Add your magic potion and stir well to make sure everything is well coated.


Remove the star anise from the rice and fluff it up with a fork. Mix through your spring onion. Serve a generous amount of rice on each plate, top with your spooky stir-fry and then finish with your caramelised apple. Enjoy!!