A large portion of the recipes I make up come from experiences I have eating out. I had a delicious Asian Chicken Omelette at a Brisbane cafe recently which is where the inspiration for this versatile lunch or dinner omelette comes from. You can make each omelette individually, so that each serving has their own omelette (which is very cute) or you can make one big omelette in a large frying pan and then divide it into four even portions. You could make this omelette vegetarian by omitting the chicken and adding more vegetables, such as carrot, wombok (Chinese cabbage) and / or Chinese greens, such as buk choy and pak choy.
- 500g chicken breast, preferably free-range, fat trimmed and cut into small even pieces
- 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
- 3cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 8 eggs, preferably free-range
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 cup water
- 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 150g green beans, trimmed and cut into small even pieces
- 1 head of broccoli, stalk and florets cut into small pieces
- Optional- a handful of fresh coriander leaves, to serve
- Optional- 1 extra spring onion, finely chopped
1. Combine the chicken, garlic, ginger and oyster sauce in a medium bowl. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the omelettes. Whisk 2 eggs, 1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 1/4 of the spring onions in a tall glass. Heat a medium frypan over medium-low heat and add 1/2 teaspoon oil. Swirl to coat the pan then pour in the egg mixture. Cook for around 2 minutes on the first side or until the egg is almost set on one side. You can either flip the omelette in half so that it overlaps or you can flip the entire omelette over, however the latter method is quite tricky! Cook the omelette on the second side for only 1 minute or until set. Remove from heat and place each individual omelette on a serving plate. Continue this process until all four omelettes are cooked.
3. Once the omelettes are cooked, heat the remaining teaspoon of olive oil in the fry pan over medium-low heat and swirl to coat. Add the marinated chicken and cook for around five minutes, stirring often, or until the chicken is cooked (the test: the middle of the largest piece of chicken is white, not pink). Remove the cooked chicken from the stove and divide evenly between the four plates, keeping the chicken liquids in the pan. Place on top of each omelette or to the side.
4. Add the beans and broccoli to the pan and cook, covered, over medium-low heat for around 4-5 minutes or until the broccoli is just starting to become tender (the test: you can slide a fork into the stalk of the biggest broccoli floret and encounter just a little resistance). Remove from the heat and divide the cooked vegetables evenly between the four plates. Place the vegetables on top of each omelette or to the side.
Serve warm, topped with extra spring onions and/or coriander, if desired.
Serves / 4
Total Preparation time / max 15 minutes
Total Cooking time / 25 minutes