What’s in your box? Healthy recipes for healthy dancers: Chicken & Vegetable stir-fry

Not sure what to cook for dancers? Health Promotions Officer and resident stir-fryer, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you.

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-fry


Chicken & Vegetable stir-fry

20 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 250g chicken breast, skin removed and cut into strips
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and diced
  • 125g snow peas, ends and strings removed
  • 1 bunch bok choy, or 1 cup of cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce

What do to:

Cook rice following packet directions. While cooking, heat oil in a wok or large pan and stir-fry chicken until almost cooked. Set aside. Add garlic, onion, carrots, celery and capsicum to the wok and cook for 2 minutes. Return chicken to the pan, add snow peas and bok choy and cook for 2 minutes. In a small bowl mix cornflour and soy sauce to a smooth paste then stir in stock and chilli sauce. Pour into stir-fry and heat through. Serve with rice.

Serves 4.

: Use lean pork loin instead of chicken. Try noodles instead of rice.

Recipes used with permission from ACT Health and Go for 2 and 5®.


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About Jamie Winbank

Jamie Winbank is a dance artist, choreographer and dance teacher based in Canberra. Originally from Young, NSW Jamie has trained and studied at The Sydney University, NIDA and WAAPA (Bachelor of Arts - Dance). He has choreographed “couch” with Kelly Beneforti for Dance On The Edge, “The Wrong Way Down A One Way Street” for National Capital Ballet and most recently“sonder” for Short + Sweet Dance and was the conceiver and director of the interactive roving improvisation “Everyday Play” for the 2014 Art Not Apart Festival. Jamie has been involved with QL2 Dance for over ten years, having been a member of its youth ensemble Quantum Leap and now currently works there as Tour Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director for the company’s “Boundless Tour” to Bangkok, London and Glasgow. Jamie was a guest panelist at “The Next Gen”, a youth arts forum hosted by Belconnen Arts Centre; the movement director for Canberra’s first major fashion festival, FASHFEST; Assistant to the Artistic Director for the 2013 Australian Dance Awards; Technical Manager for CSIRO’s DANscienCE Festival; co-conceiver and co-producer for “Strange Attractor” a dance event showcasing independent dance practice in Canberra and has been a Board Member (Student Representative) at WAAPA and currently a Board Member for AUSDANCE ACT. Jamie is a National Trainer and Presenter for Les Mills Asia Pacific and International DVD Presenter for Les Mills Sh'bam. For more information head to www.jamiewinbank.com