Stir-fried Chicken with Longan

This simple yet elegant 3-part recipe is easy to make and wonderful taste of the Far East to share.

School Of Nutrition Posted Apr 28, 2014 Future Fit Training

Serves 2-4

Preparation time 15 mins

Cooking time 40 mins

Ingredients for marinade

  • 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1tablespoon of cornflour

Ingredients for sauce

  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of cornflour
  • 2 teaspoons of sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Ingredients for main portion

  • 10-ounce boneless chicken breast
  • 1 can of longans, drained, rinsed and diced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil or light virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced


  1. Mix the cornflour, salt and soy sauce in a bowl. Set it aside for later use.
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients in separate bowl and mix well.
  3. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and soak in the marinade for at least 30 minutes. Soak the longan fruit in salted water for 15 minutes, then drain and slice in half.
  4. Use a skillet and cook the chicken using the olive oil. As the chicken becomes tender, add the diced pepper, sauce and longan fruit.
  5. Cook for another 2 minutes and the sauce will thicken as the chicken finishes cooking. Serve over jasmine or brown rice.