Fakeaway Spice Bag Recipe

This is my favourite dinner for those nights you really fancy a takeaway, but have food at home or don't want to splurge.

Once you have your wedges in the oven it comes together super quick too, so it is a handy one to know.




Ingredients: (serves 4)

8 potatoes, cut into wedges

1 bag frozen chicken strips, or make your own!

2-3 tsp Spice mix

1 tsp Chinese 5 spice

2-3 tbsp Soy sauce

1 onion, sliced

2 peppers, sliced

Optional extra veggies: sugar snap peas, baby corn, Chinese cabbage, bean sprouts.


Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees.

  2. Mix your potato wedges with 1 tbsp oil and 1-2 tsp spice mix and lay in one flat layer on a tray in the centre of your oven. Cook for 40-50 minutes, until crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.

  3. Cook your chicken strips per the packet instructions, so that they are ready at the same time as your wedges.

  4. When the wedges and chicken are done, keep them warm in a low heat oven.

  5. Meanwhile, heat some oil in a wok.

  6. Stir-fry the onion & peppers for a few minutes until they soften. Add in any extra veggies if using and stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes.

  7. Add in the 5 spice, soy sauce and 1tsp spice mix and cook for a minute.

  8. Tip in your wedges & chicken and toss together using 2 wooden spoons.

  9. Serve the wok straight to the table and dig in!


Notes:

  • You could use oven chips to make this an even easier dinner.

  • I use the spice bag mix from Aldi, but I have seen it in lots of supermarkets and butchers. Any brand will work, just adjust the quantity you use to suit your spice preference.

  • I love adding in lots of veggies, just make sure to cut them all to a similar size/shape so they cook through at around the same time.

  • If you have it, kicap manis is really tasty in place of the soy sauce. You can buy this in the World Food aisle of Tesco and in Asian supermarkets.

  • You could use plain chicken- just slice 1-2 chicken breasts and stir fry them before the veggies with garlic, ginger and soy sauce.

  • You can omit the chicken altogether, or replace with a Quorn breaded chicken substitute. Be careful tossing though as it will break up easier.

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