In honour of Chinese New Year, we’ve decided to sizzle up your week day menu with this quick and easy Chinese Chicken and Potato Stir-fry.

Packed full of goodness with deliciously spiced chicken, potatoes and vibrant vegetables – this dish is the perfect alternative to a takeaway without losing the flavour!

We’d love to see how you get on, so send in pics of your efforts to and we’ll feature on our social media.

Chinese pepper steak and potato stir-fry

Dish of the week: Chinese pepper steak and potato stir-fry


400g Maris Piper potatoes cooked, cooled and sliced into 2cm thick discs
200g Thin cut beef steak (such as bavette / flank steak / minute steak)
2tbsp groundnut oil (or another flavourless oil)
1 onion, cut into wedges
1 green pepper, cut into chunks
1 red pepper, cut into chunks
3cm ginger, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 spring onions, white parts finely chopped, green parts reserved to garnish
For the steak marinade
1tsp light soy
1tsp cornflour
1tsp Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
For the pepper sauce
2tbsp light soy
2tbsp Rice wine (such as Shaoxing)
1tsp ground black pepper
1tsp sugar
1tsp cornflour


Mix the meat marinade up in a small bowl. Slice the steak against the grain and at an angle into 1cm thick pieces. Place in a sandwich bag with the meat marinade and set aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Combine the ginger, garlic and spring onion in a bowl and set aside. Prepare the sauce in a bowl and set aside.

Heat 1tbsp groundnut oil in a wok or large non-stick saucepan. When it is very hot, add the steak and sizzle for 30 seconds each side. Using tongs, remove the steak from the pan and place to the site on a plate. Then, add a dash more oil and wait until it heats up before adding the potatoes. Allow 30 seconds to crisp up before flipping them to crisp the other side.

Remove the potatoes from the pan and place to one side. Add more oil before adding the peppers and onion. After about 3 minutes, when the vegetables have softened, remove from the pan and transfer to another plate.

Add the last bit of oil along with the ginger, garlic and spring onion, stir briefly to cook before adding the sauce ingredients (stir before adding so the cornflour is mixed in). As soon as it begins to boil and thicken, tip all the cooked ingredients back into the pan to coat.

Stir immediately, topped with the green part of the spring onions to garnish.

TIP Buy pre-sliced steak to speed up the preparation time.

Recipe supplied by LovePotatoes


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