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Fresh chard & fresh coriander leaves from our garden , made into a lovely wok dinner!

on 05/05/2016

Yesterday early in the morning, I biked to our allotment. It was 9 am. I worked a few hours in the garden & then, I cut the 1st 2 big handfuls of fresh coriander leaves & stalks. I was going to use them in my evening dinner & I saw that there was a lot of chard. So, this had to go in the dinner too,….So I invented this lovely tasty wok dinner & marinated some organic chicken fillets too. This was my harvest of the day:

And this:

So, This lovely recipe I invented. It is a dairy-free gluten-free dinner & I also used 100% GF buckwheat noodles in here! Check it all out here:



Recipe: For 3 persons


* For the chicken marinade:

5 tablespoons soy sauce

10 tablespoons of a fruity olive oil

juice of 1/2 lime

one piece of fresh peeled ginger, about 4 cm x 2 cm, finely chopped up

1 tablespoon of local honey

* For the veggies:

200 gr of fresh chard, cleaned, washed, spun dry, the stalks finely cut up & the leaves cut up into 2-3 pieces

1-2 red bell pepper ( paprika), seeds & white bits removed, cut up into smaller strips

2 spring onions, cleaned, washed, spun dry, cut up into finer rings

* For the rest:

2 organic chicken fillets that are DF & GF, each cut up into smaller pieces, no fat!

250 gr of 100% GF buckwheat noodles

20 gr freshly chopped coriander leaves & stalks, just to scatter over the dish before serving


  1. 1 to 3 hours before dinner, make the chicken marinade. take a fitted ziplock bag & add chicken pieces. In a medium bowl, add all marinade ingredients. Whisk them together with a small whisk.Making the marinade for the chicken!
  2. Now, do this:

2. Place the filled bag into a bowl for when there is leakage. I marinated my chicken pieces for 2 hours. Before making dinner, take them out of the bowl & scoop them out of the plastic bag. Keep the marinade.

3. At the same time, cook your buckwheat noodles according to your packet instructions. Drain well & rinse under cold water. It took me 10 minutes.

4. Take your wok & smear it in with some olive oil. Heat up on high & place your spring onion rings, bell pepper strips & cut up chard stems in it. Stir fry until it is to your liking. This took me about 5 minutes, stirring often. Season with some black pepper & som soy sauce, but not too much because we don’t want it to be too salty! When done, lift the wokked veggies out of the pan. Now, add marinated chicken & a bit of the marinade. Stir fry until it is browned & golden on both sides. 5 minutes before serving , add all the marinade to your wok & your chicken pieces will lie in your marinade & will be very tasty too. Now, add your wokked veggies back to your wok & also the cooked noodles. heat everything well through & mix everything together. Plate up & scatter your fresh-cut up coriander leaves & small stalks all over the 2 plates. Enjoy with a loved one & a beer! MMM!

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You can also find this tasty recipe HERE one Instructables!


23 responses to “Fresh chard & fresh coriander leaves from our garden , made into a lovely wok dinner!

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    So very delicious! I can’t get enough of cilantro.

  2. Looks yummy! I only have spinach, parsley and chard available just now, but it’s not bad considering how early in the season we are here

  3. Antonia says:

    Love fresh herbs! A delicious and healthy meal Sophie!

  4. Tammy says:

    Hey Sophie! Do you like fresh coriander (cilantro)? We love it but for many, it is an acquired taste.

  5. Ina Gawne says:

    Sophie your dinner looks scrumptious!! So lovely you have beautiful fresh chard from your own garden! 🙂

  6. so much lovely greenery! Your allotment is the gift that keeps on giving 🙂

  7. Sheryl says:

    mmm. . . This looks wonderful. It is a perfect spring-time dish. I really like how it was inspired by what was available in your garden.

  8. boeddhamum says:

    Lovely wok recipe, Sophie, I love corainder too especially in Asian dishes. Great with the buckwheat noodles 🙂 Enjoy the garden, xo Linda

  9. Johan says:

    What a lovely harvest from your garden! This meal must be utterly delicious too!
    yummmmm! On my list to make tomorrow! xxx

  10. Norma Chang says:

    I am looking forward to harvesting Swiss chard in a few weeks, we are finally having warm weather and plants are taking off.

  11. We love anything cooked with cilantro–and this looks super delicious Sophie! We have Swiss chard in the yard, but it’s not ready to pick yet– I’ll have to get this recipe out in a few weeks.
    thanks! xox

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