Summer Recipe: Celery & Carrot Chicken Stir-Fry

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


Chicken thighs/breast, 250g-300g
Celery, 2-3 sticks
Garlic (chopped), 1 clove
tablespoon Oyster sauce, 1
tablespoon Chinese rice wine, 1
tablespoon Cornflour, 1
tablespoon Oil, 1-2
Water, some


Cut chicken into strips and slice carrots and celery.
Marinate chicken with chinese rice wine, oyster sauce, white pepper and cornflour.
Heat a pan/wok with some oil, put in the marinated chicken and fry for a few minutes until it’s half cooked. Set aside.
Heat up another pan/wok with some oil. Put in chopped garlic and cook until fragrant and not brown.
Add in carrots and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes. Add in celery. Cook until both celery and carrots almost soft. Put in the chicken and give it a good stir.
Stir-fry for another few minutes until chicken is cooked through. Add in some water to make some sauce. Serve with rice.


It has been a while since my last post on Peach Melba. I apologise for not being able to blog frequently for the past few weeks. Life was kind of busy and mad! Also, I was away for a wedding in France last weekend. Needless to say, I had a great time there! The only regret is that we should have spent more days in France!

Anyway, I made a quick and simple dish – celery and carrots chicken stir-fry probably 2 weeks ago. This dish is something that mom makes at home. The ingredients couldn’t be simpler but the taste is great! A lot of times, when I do stir-fry, I like simple and straight forward ingredients that give huge impact in taste!

Celery has crunchy texture that I love. Besides, I love the smell and taste of it! Even though celery is available throughout the year, it was said that the best taste and quality of celery is during summer months! Apart from rich in Vitamin C, celery is said to have benefits to lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. As for carrot, it contains excellent source of antioxidant and rich in pro-vitamin A carotenes. Besides, it can promote good vision, especially night vision! Well, with both of such great ingredients that are easy to source, it is credible this dish not only tastes good but is great for health!

Since I started the recipes for the summer series, this is now the 10th recipe! I know that it’s still summer now but this will be the last of the series! Well, one of the reasons is because I have a few very interesting stuff that I want to share with you guys!! My posting will be back to normal, as frequently as I could!

I hope you guys have enjoyed those specially hand-picked summer recipes from me! At this point, I am not going to tell you what is so interesting about my next post, but, I promise, it will be a surprise to everyone!!




Monday, February 22, 2010 - 2:08pm


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