Quick Wok Chicken

This will be a quick post, then I have to run. It wasn’t my original intention to post this, I just wanted to share it on my instagram. After more thought, I decided to blog it here too because it will be a wonderful accompaniment to jollof rice. Or you can eat it on its own, like I did.

Quick Wok Chicken

Quick Wok Chicken

I just threw everything together. You can pretty much use whatever vegetable you have, even leafy ones. Want a quick sauce, add a little water, a little more salt, make a slurry, and you’re done!

I was craving chicken suya, but didn’t want to have to go out to get it, so I made this, and I’m glad I did.

Quick Wok Chicken

This serves 1


  • 1 chicken breast (actually 1/2 of a whole)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 150g of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon of salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of oil


Flatten the chicken breast. I do this by putting it between two pieces of cling film and beating it with a heavy rolling pin. You can also use a small nylon bag.

Mix all the spices from coriander to turmeric. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Rub some of the spice mix into the chicken. Reserve a little of the mix for the vegetables.

Lightly grease your frying pan and set it over medium high heat.

Put the chicken in the pan, and cook for 4 minutes on each side. The chicken will be bronzed.

Remove the chicken from heat and slice it. Set aside.

Place a wok over medium heat. Put the oil in the wok and add the vegetables immediately. Add the remaining spice mix.

Sauté for 4 minutes, then add the sliced chicken.

Stir fry for another 3 minutes, and serve.


Quick Wok Chicken Recipe


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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Oyebamiji Adeola - June 3, 2016

U are really a great cook thanx. But we don’t easily get all these spice(tumeric,coriander,paprika)here.is it compulsory we add them

    Chidinma - June 3, 2016

    Deola, those spices aren’t hard to find o. Where are you? I might be able to point you in the right direction. You can do without them, but they make the rub much better

Adeola - June 4, 2016

Am at Osun State,Osogbo precisely

ada - June 5, 2016

Nice.please do you have to cook the chicken first or would the whole process cook it eventually?

    Chidinma - June 5, 2016

    The first step browns the chicken. The chicken cooks completely in the wok. If you don’t have a wok, just increase cooking time till chicken is done. A wok cooks food up to 2 times faster than a regular pot


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