Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry

This is a real lazy day staple. Once you batch make the sauce, it is literally so easy to whip up. For days when the laziness is at its peak and I can’t even be bothered to boil some rice, I usually just use Udon noodles, soak them in hot water for a bit and then serve the stir fry on top of the noodles.

serves 2


1 chicken breast, sliced into strips

3 table spoons teriyaki sauce

1 chilli, finely sliced

1/2 cup or 50 grams of beansprouts

1 medium slide red onion

a handful of sugar snap peas

1 small pak choy

olive oil


Teriyaki stir fry


  1. Heat wok and add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.
  2. Add the chicken and stir fry until, it is no longer pink in the middle.DSC_0459
  3. In a separate pan, 1/4 fill a pan and place a pan over the pan like in a bain-marie.DSC_0458
  4. Place all the veggies in the sieve, aside form the chili. Cover  and steam for five minutes.
  5. Add the Teriyaki sauce and chili to the wok and keep stirring, until well combined.
  6. Add the steamed veggies into the wok and stir again until well combine.
  7. Taste the stir fry to ensure it is well seasoned, if not add a splash of soy sauce until desired taste is achieved.
  8. serve with whatever noodle or rice of your choice and enjoy.
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Quick Ginger-Soy beef stirfry

serves 2


Beef Marinade

1/8 cup of dark soy sauce

2 teaspoon chili flakes

2 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon minced ginger ( about the top segment of your thumb)

1 clove garlic, minced

optional: 1/8 cup of rice wine

For the beef: 300 gram beef steak sliced to about strips of 1.5 cm thickness and to what ever length of preference.

  1. Place all of the beef marinade ingredients together into a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Place the beef into the bowl and stir until each strip is well coated.
  3. Cover with cling film and leave in a fridge to marinate for how ever long.

Stir fry

carrot strips

Bell pepper strips

optional add ins

crispy caramelized onions

sesame seeds

chopped cashew nuts

N.B: please feel free to use whatever veges you have available.

  1. Bring marinated beef to room temperature, this will help make the texture!
  2. Heat your wok with about a tables spoon of sesame oil (any oil will do really! nut the sesame oil adds a nicer flavor).
  3. Add the beef once the oil is hot. (tip: place the end of a wooden spatula in oil and if bubbles appear rapidly around the circumference, you can start frying)
  4.  Fry the beef strips until it is to your taste. see Side Note below for guidance.
  5. Add veges and stir fry for 30 more seconds.
  6. At this point you want to try the sauce, if not tasty enough add some more soy sauce, some more chilli whatever you feel will make it taste better! Don’t be shy go on!!!
  7. serve sauce with some rice or noodle what ever your preference is. go wild with the optional add ins!

Side Note

  1.  1 minute for rare beef
  2.  1 minute 30 seconds for medium
  3. 2 minutes and 30 seconds for well done