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Chicken Stir-fry with Mango

This recipe for Chicken Stir-fry with Mango developed by This Morning nutritionist Jane Clarke has been reproduced courtesy of Great British Chicken

At the heart of the Great British Chicken message is a passion for the importance of buying British chicken as it assures the consumer of a certain standard whilst supporting UK produce. Its remit is to educate British consumers about the benefits of buying British chicken and how to identify it as such by looking for the Red Tractor and Union Jack on packs oc chicken or by asking their butcher. Great British Chicken wants people to be able to make an informed choice about the chicken they buy.

Chicken is the UK's favourite meat - it accounts for 43% of all the meat we eat in this country. This should come as no surprise: not only is chicken tasty, versatile and easy to prepare but it is also higher in protein and lower in fat than red meat, making it a nutritious, healthy choice that will tempt the whole family's tastebuds.

Sally Gunnell and familySporting legend Sally Gunnell, who still holds the 400m hurdles world record, is a big fan of British chicken.

“As an athlete, it was essential to eat lots of fresh, good quality, nutritious foods and chicken was one of my staple ingredients. Not only is it lower in fat than red meat, it’s also higher in protein – which gives you energy.

“I’m not competing anymore – apart for fun – but I’ve maintained these healthy eating habits throughout my life and try to feed my husband and three young sons a balanced, nourishing diet.”

As a parent, and the daughter of a poultry farmer, Sally is passionate about knowing where her meat comes from, and supports local producers wherever possible.

“We eat chicken at least three times a week, and only British will do. I ask my butcher, or if I'm in the supermarket I always look for the Red Tractor and Union Jack. That way I know the chicken was produced to high standards and can be traced back to the British farm it cam from."

See the web site for further information - Great British Chicken

Love chicken . . . buy British
Choose chicken with the Red Tractor and Union Jack on pack and you'll know it was produced to high standards and can be traced back to the independently-checked British farm it came from. Or ask your butcher if it's British.

This recipe, developed by This Morning nutritionist Jane Clarke, combines wholegrains, oats and vegetables, which are great sources of fibre. Butternut squash is rich in beta-carotene, a strong antioxidant that’s great for helping to reduce the impact of free radicals (an effect from too much sunshine) and this is a delicious way to keep yourself healthy. Don’t panic about making pizza dough, it’s easy. But if it seems too daunting just buy a ready-made pizza base and start the recipe from roasting the vegetables.

Ingredients for Chicken Stir-fry with Mango

4 x British chicken skinless breasts, cut into strips
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp groundnut oil
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
200g pack egg noodles
1 tsp fish sauce
2cm piece root ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lime
150g mange tout, cut into strips
1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into squares
1 mango, peeled, stoned and sliced
2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
1 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 carrots, sliced on the diagonal

Method for Chicken Stir-fry with Mango

  • Chicken Stir-fry with MangoHeat half the sesame and groundnut oil in a wok or large frying pan until very hot. Add the chicken and cook for 15 minutes or until tender and brown, then remove and put to one side.
  • Add the remaining oil to the wok and fry garlic and ginger for 30 seconds until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, cook the noodles as per pack instructions, then drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid.
  • Mix together the fish sauce, lime juice, chilli sauce and sesame seeds.
  • Place wok over a high heat and add the carrots, mange tout and red pepper and 3 tablespoons of the noodle cooking liquid. Stir-fry for 3 - 5 minutes until the vegetables start to colour but retain their crunchiness.
  • Finally, add the mango, chicken and noodles and the sauce mix. Toss together with the vegetables and a further 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid. Cook for a further 30 - 40 seconds.
  • Serve immediately.

Serves 4

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