Leeks And Curried Chicken Stir Fry

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Delicious leeks and curried chicken stir fry

Delicious leeks and curried chicken stir fry

Leeks are a very delicious vegetable. It has a very lovely sweetness. I cook this very often. Sometimes I cook leeks potato soup which my daughter likes very much. But this time I thought I want to cook it differently for a change.

I was looking into my fridge when I found a few pieces of baked curried chicken from the previous evening and some red radishes. Yes, that would be a good combination of colours and taste. My family loves curry and I thought a curry-flavoured leeks would be irresistible. It did come out very delicious.

Here’s my recipe to share.


3 medium leeks (wash and cut)
1 piece of cooked curried chicken (cut into strips)
3 small red radishes (washed and sliced)
fried shallot oil
light soya sauce

Baked curried chicken

Baked curried chicken

It’s easy to make curried chicken. Just marinade deboned chicken thighs with enough curry powder and salt for at least an hour, best overnight in the fridge. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes. Slice it into strips when cold.

Fry the leeks first

Fry the leeks first

Heat up some fried shallot oil in a frying pan. Add the leeks and stir fry for a while.

Sliced curried chicken and radishes

Sliced curried chicken and radishes

Once it’s about cooked, add some soya sauce according to your taste, and then add the chicken and radishes. Stir well to heat through. Dish up on to a plate and serve hot with rice or any other dish that you like.

We really love this vegetable dish. There’s a beautiful curry aroma as you eat the leeks while the curried chicken is very tender and flavourful, combined beautifully with the crunchy radishes. This is again a very simple, easy and quick dish to cook.

Other vegetable stir fries that you may be interested in:
Healthy Vegetarian Fried Eggplant
Fried Zucchini With Eggs
Okra Fried With Egg
Fried Garlic Green Beans
Fried Baby Leeks With Crisp Garlic Pork
Tenderstem Broccoli With Turkey Mince
Zucchini And Salted Fish Stir Fry

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Divina  on November 29th, 2009

Such a lovely dish. I’m cooking more with leeks nowadays. I added them to frittata and a white bean soup the other day. With your recipes everyday, I don’t have to think on what to cook next. :D I just have to omit the red radish as they are not available at the moment.

pierre  on November 29th, 2009

Hi mary
yes this is true leeks are very good and we can cook them many different ways so bravo for your dish !!
cheers from Paris Pierre

penny aka jeroxie  on November 29th, 2009

I like to use leeks more than onions. I usually use it to replace onions. I just miss cooking so much!

Mary  on November 29th, 2009

@Divina - A great idea to add leeks to frittata. I haven’t tried that but I know I will definitely like it. I love the tenderness and sweetness of leeks. Actually I had never seen the timy red radishes back home. They look very pretty but shouldn’t be cooked too long otherwise the bright colour fades.

@Pierre - Thanks for comment. I have to learn more from you how to cook French cuisines using leeks :)

@Penny - I hope your new kitchen is ready soon. I am sure you are going to enjoy more cooking and we are going to see more wonderful dishes on your blog :)

Drick  on November 29th, 2009

I use leeks in so many of my everday dishes when a milder onion flavor is desired and combine the two many times also - very good recipe and I know the flavors are awesome…

The Little Teochew  on November 29th, 2009

The curried chicken looks amazing! And yes, leeks are really sweet and aromatic, aren’t they? I love them.


Jeannie Tay  on November 29th, 2009

I love to cook leek too. My usual method is stir-fry with roast pork.

anncoo  on November 29th, 2009

My husband likes to eat leeks a lot. Sometime I cook with tua kwa with garlic and oyster sauce.

cheah  on November 29th, 2009

Mmm… I like leeks. We normally stir fry leeks with roast pork and a bit of firm bean curd.

Mary  on November 29th, 2009

@Drick - Looks like leeks is a favourite vegetable for many people. I hope to learn how everyone else cooks it.

@The Little Teochew - I love the curried chicken. I often have it in my fridge to go with rice or noodles.

@Jeannie - Ooooh…next time I will try to cook it with roast pork or my char siu chicken.

@anncoo - I would love to try your recipe too. The only problem is I find it difficult to get tau kuah :(

@cheah - Looks like most Asians fry it with roast port, tau kuah and oyster sauce. I didn’t get to eat that when I was back home. At least I’m learning now…not too late :)

krissy @ the food addicts  on November 30th, 2009

this really looks like a healthy and tasty meal. i’m a big fan of stir frys!

Mary  on November 30th, 2009

@Krissy - Thanks for comment. Hope you try out soon. It is simple, easy and quick. We like it very much.

Anna  on November 30th, 2009

This dish looks really delicious, I love leeks, I like to roast them with the aromatics for a base for soups. Loved the chicken with curry.

Mary  on November 30th, 2009

@Anna - Thanks for sharing. I have never tried it roasted. I should try it one day.

kristy  on December 1st, 2009

This is a really flavourful dish! Absolutely yummy…. I love every bit of the ingredients!

Mary  on December 1st, 2009

@Kristy - Thanks very much. We must be sharing the same love for curry…haha

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