Chicken & Mango Stir Fry


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons finely minced ginger
1 barely ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into bite-sized chunks
1 cup (250 ml) honeydew melon, cut into bite-sized chunks
2 green onions, finely chopped

Makes 4 servings.


  • Toss chicken in a medium sized bowl, along with rice vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium high heat.
  • Add chicken, garlic and ginger.
  • Stir-fry until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add mango, honeydew and green onions and stir-fry until heated through.
  • Serve immediately over steamed rice.

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Did You Know?
First food is used to form the materials of the body and repair its waste; second, to yield energy in the form of  heat to keep the body warm, and to provide muscular and other power for the work it has to do. In forming the tissues and fluids of the body the food serves for building and repair. In yielding energy, it serves as fuel for heat and power.

The principal tissue formers are the albuminoids; these form the frame-work of the body. They build and repair the nitrogenous materials, as those of muscle, tendon and bone, and supply the albuminoids of blood, milk and other fluids. The chief fuel ingredients of food are the carbohydrates and fats. These are either consumed in the body or are stored as fat to be used as occasion demands.