Recipe | Super-easy, Super-cheap Sweet Chilli Chicken Stir Fry

NOTE: I debated with myself over whether or not I should post this recipe for a while. I didn't know if it was too simple or too obvious to give instructions for, but everyone needs inspiration sometimes so I thought I'd just go ahead and post it!

This stir fry is so easy and cheap to make so it's perfect for students or anyone on a tight budget.

You Will Need:

Pack of 2 chicken breasts £3.20
Packet of noodles - £1
Packet of stir fry vegetables (there's loads of varieties) £1
Sweet Chilli sauce £1.70 for 700ml
Vegetable Oil

(Prices correct for Tesco)

Large wok
Smaller wok or frying pan
2x wooden spoons
Sharp knife for cutting chicken

Serves: 2

Firstly, wash your hands! Then, put the oil in the large wok and put it on the heat. Cut your chicken into strips (or cubes if you'd prefer). Try to make them all roughly the same size so that they all finish cooking at the same time. Put the chicken into the wok but be careful because the oil usually splashes out and it'll burn you!

Wash your hands again since you've been touching raw meat.

Use the wooden spoon to stir the chicken, making sure all sides are being cooked. Once you think it's got around 2 and a half minutes left (I can't tell you when this will be because it depends on the size of the pieces of chicken but you'll just know - it doesn't have to be exact anyway), add the vegetables. I personally like the packet that has bean sprouts, mushrooms, carrots, lettuce and cabbage but I take the cabbage out!

The noodles usually take the same length of time to cook as the vegetables so you're probably going to want to put those into the other pan now. You can add a little soy sauce if you wish, it just gives a bit of extra flavour. Keep an eye on the noodles as they can burn easily if they're not moved around a lot - especially if you're using the really thin ones.

Now just keep stirring both of the pots until everything's cooked. Add the sweet chilli sauce to the large wok about 20 seconds before you turn off the heat. Use as much or as little as you like - I tend to use quite a lot but if you've got a particularly hot brand you might want to go easy on it. I use the "Healthy Boy Brand" and as it's a huge bottle, it'll last you ages. The smaller bottles are roughly the same price anyway.

Get your noodles onto the plates then spoon the stir fry over the top. Enjoy!

You could also leave the noodles and put the stir fry into a wrap instead - it's a bit less filling so is perfect for lunch! You can get a pack of 8 tortilla wraps in Tesco for just 92p!

Like I said, this is a really simple recipe so if you don't really cook much, you should give this a try - it's pretty hard to mess it up haha.

Let me know if you made these and how they turned out! And what are your favourite easy, budget meals?


  1. Yummy! Love stir-fries.
    xoxo Aimee

  2. I like your recipe looks yummy and I will definitely try this and serve it for my family. I'm sure to be back so I hope you can post more recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

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