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Chinese Five Spice Chicken Stir-Fry

Chinese Five Spice Chicken Stir-Fry

with Bok Choy

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Spice mixes are like 90s pop groups – great in groups of five. That’s why Chinese five spice adds an unmistakeable touch to this stir-fry. Our blend includes cinnamon and cloves for a deep flavour, with pepper for heat and star anise and fennel for a hint of aniseed. If aniseed is not your thing, use less of the spice mix – just a little goes a long way to spice up your life!

Tags:Not Suitable for CoeliacsNaturally Gluten-Free
Allergens:SoyGlutenTree Nuts

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 knob


½ sachet

Chinese five spice

(May be present Gluten)

1 packet

chicken thigh

1 unit

red capsicum

1 unit


1 bunch

baby bok choy

1 packet

roasted cashews

(ContainsTree NutsMay be present Milk, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy)

1 packet

basmati rice

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1.5 cup

water (for the rice)

2.5 tbs

soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari soy sauce)

(ContainsSoy, Gluten)

2 tbs


1 tbs

vinegar (white wine or rice wine)

2 tbs

water (for the sauce)

Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)3050 kJ
Fat19.7 g
of which saturates5.1 g
Carbohydrate89.4 g
of which sugars27.9 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein43.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1310 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Medium Pan
Chopping board
Medium Bowl
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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In a medium saucepan, bring the water (for the rice) to the boil. TIP: Put a lid on the saucepan to help the water boil faster. Add the basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered for another 10 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


While the rice is cooking, finely grate the ginger. In a medium bowl, combine the ginger, soy sauce, honey, vinegar and Chinese five spice (see ingredients list). TIP: Chinese five spice has a strong aniseed flavour, use less if you're not a fan! Cut the chicken thigh into 2cm chunks. Add the chicken to the the soy sauce mixture. Toss to coat and set aside.


Thinly slice the red capsicum. Cut the carrot (unpeeled) into 0.5cm half-moons. Roughly chop the baby bok choy.


In a large frying pan or wok, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Once hot, using tongs, transfer the chicken to the frying pan, reserving the marinade in the bowl. Cook the chicken, tossing, for 4-5 minutes, or until golden and caramelised (the chicken will finish cooking in step 5). Transfer to a plate. Add the red capsicum and carrot to the pan. Cook, tossing, for 2-3 minutes, or until tender.


Add the chicken, water (for the sauce) and the reserved chicken marinade to the pan. Stir together, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is slightly reduced. Add the baby bok choy and cook for a further 2 minutes, or until just wilted.


Divide the basmati rice between bowls and top with the Chinese five spice stir-fry. Garnish with the roasted cashews.