A simple Chicken Stir Fry, Meal Plan 8, 81p a serving
Finally, the last recipe for Meal Plan 8, a simple stir fry. This plan has taken months to finish. I have another one lined up ready to go, just need to check the nutrition
120g cooked chicken, 680g meat gleaned from a 1.3kg/£3.22 bird, 57p
200g egg noodles Asda 500g/ £1.86, 74p
15ml veg oil, 1 litre/£1.25, 4p
100g beansprouts, Asda 360g/50p, 14p
15ml soy sauce, Asda 150ml/59p, 6p
15ml sweet chilli sauce Asda 150ml/£1, 10p
Serves 2, per serving, 546 calories, 24g protein, 17g fat, 73g carb
Get everything ready, stir fries are rapid things. Chop the cooked chicken into small pieces. Heat the wok or large pan with the oil in it. Add the chicken, stir fry until heated through, add the beansprouts and keep stirring until they soften a little.
Meanwhile, cook the noodles in boiling water. They just take a minute or two, so keep an eye on them. As soon as they are done, drain them well. Add to the side of the wok/pan.
Now season your stir fry with the soy sauce and sweet chilli and serve immediately.
If you are following Meal Plan 8, serve this twice during the week.
If you have any available, lots of veg go very well with this. Sliced onions, carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal, sliced mushrooms, small broccoli or cauliflower florets, shredded cabbage, a handful of peas, fine sliced fennel, pea shoots from the garden, fine sliced runner beans later on in the summer, young broad beans. Whatever you have to hand can go in a stir fry.
You can use any meat scraps that are spare, a handful of prawns with peas and lemon zest would be lovely. Shredded beef, mushrooms and strips of dried tomatoes.
We like stir fries with some raw peanuts, quickly fried to brown them, scattered on top.
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one