It’s Labour Weekend in New Zealand, the first long weekend in spring, yay! It’s the weekend where people either relax at home maybe preparing the garden for planting, doing outdoor chores and all those jobs that have been put aside over the winter. Or the more adventurous throw caution to the wind and leave the city, hopeful that the long weekend grid-lock just won’t happen this year! I wish them the best of luck and hope they have a stress free drive. Being the homebody I am, after posting this recipe, I’m off to hit the garden and clean out my chicken coop.
So given that the meat part of this dish is chicken, perhaps it should be whispered about outside so my girls can’t hear and have yet another excuse to not produce any eggs today. Unproductive chickens, yes that is a story for another day.
So onto the food! I love the crunch and colour of stir fried veggies and this dish has plenty. It’s straightforward to make, so don’t let the long list below scare you off, as you will have everything prepared to cook before you even start. And it’s a great dish to make in tandem with a partner who is a whizz at chopping veggies!
Don’t limit yourself to the vegetables I have suggested, add your own favourites. Just make sure that if they take a while to cook they go in first. Then the only thing to watch is to not overcook your yummy vegetables and lose the crunch or under cook the chicken pieces. So get marinading today and you have tomorrows dinner sorted.
Have a lovely long weekend all you kiwis!