Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry With Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh is a popular recipe box scheme. You've probably heard of it. So when I was contacted by Hello Fresh recently to work on a collaboration I said yes. Why? I can wholeheartedly say I've tried them in the past paying for the boxes myself and really enjoyed them. So let us find out more about Hello Fresh. This is an ad.

Hello Fresh, provide recipe boxes with fresh ingredients delivered to your doorstep. Everything is measured out for you, so there is no waste and they come with step by step instructions to make a tasty meal. Hello Fresh always have a variety of discounts as well if you are trying the service for the first time so it's worth looking out for that.

It's been a while since I tried the recipes but I was looking forward to recreating one for my readers.

hoisin chicken

This is my take on the recipe Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry from the Hello Fresh website. I have made some slight adjustments to the recipe, for example, the recipe calls for one onion but I have used half as I am not a big fan of onion. That's the genius of Hello Fresh. You have all the ingredients provided for you, but you can still adapt the recipe as you see fit. So let's get to the recipe which is one of the popular recipes from their website. 

Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry 

Serves 2

Preparation and cooking time 30 minutes


280 grams of diced chicken breast
1 red pepper
1/2 onion
1/2 bunch spring onions
A good handful of coriander
1/2 pack green beans
1 tspn Chinese 5 spice powder
1 inch of ginger
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp dark soy sauce (low sodium version if you can get it)
2 tbsp hoisin sauce 
2 egg noodle nests
Seseame oil or vegetable oil for cooking 
Salt and pepper for seasoning

1. Add the 5 spice powder to the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and give it a stir.

2. Prep the veg. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Top and tail the green beans then cut them into thirds. Remove the core from the pepper and cut into thin strips. Top and tail the spring onions and chop finely. Peel the onion and chop into thin strips.
Chop the coriander finely. Peel and finely chop the garlic and peel and finely chop or grate the ginger.


3. Add oil to the pan, heat for a few seconds and then add the chicken. It's worth getting sesame oil for that authentic Chinese taste but almost any vegetable oil will do but avoid olive oil which can burn and has a distinctive tase.  Saute the chicken for 10 mins or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.


4. Put some more oil in the pan, add the green beans and pepper and cook until slightly soft for 3-4 min. 

beans and peppers

5. Add the sliced onion and spring onion and cook another couple of mins.

6. Add the finely chopped garlic and finely chopped ginger, cook for another couple of mins.


7. Boil a kettle and once boiled, add the water to a saucepan and bring back to the boil. Place the noodles in the boiling water and cook for 4 mins or as stated on the packet. Top tip - Stir the noodles to separate when cooking as this will make it easier to combine with the other ingredients when cooked.


8. Add the chicken back to the vegetable mixture, add the soy sauce and hoisin sauce and warm through for a couple of minutes ensuring everything is combined and hot.

stir fry

9. Serve up and get stuck in!


This recipe was delicious! It's perfect for a quick evening meal and you can rustle it up in about 30 minutes. It's healthy as well, just be careful how much oil you use. The genius of Hello Fresh is providing the small ingredients like the 5 Spice powder and the fresh ginger. Ingredients you may buy once and leave in the back of your cupboard otherwise. This is what makes this dish - the Asian ingredients you won't get everywhere. 

Marcus eating stir fry

Mr W really enjoyed his Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry as I did too. It's also family-friendly, as there isn't anything in it that most kids would object to, other than onions.  It's much better for you than a ready meal which is highly processed and can also be on the table in less than 30 minutes, perfect if you want a quick meal after work. If you are watching your sodium levels, I would avoid putting salt on the chicken and look out for low sodium soy sauce.

This Hoisin Chicken Stir fry is a healthy but filling meal and is around 516 calories per portion as stated on the Hello Fresh website. If you like this recipe, check out my veggie shepherds pie recipe with Hello Fresh on my previous collaboration with them.

Let me know, have you tried Hello Fresh? What do you think of this recipe?



  1. That looks absolutely delicious! I used to eat so many hoisin chicken stir frys during my uni days - not had one for ages but it would be a fabulous treat right now! Sim x

  2. This sounds delicious. I always think duck when I think Hoisin and I am not a duck fan so I'd definitely be keen to try this x

  3. I have always marinated duck in hoisin, I have never tried it with chicken but it looks and sounds amazing.

    1. I've actually never tried Hoisin duck. Will try it I think

  4. This sounds lovely - I love duck and am always looking for new receipes.

  5. That looks lovely, I've seen so many adverts for Hello Fresh but haven't tried it out. I may have to take a closer look it's great that you also get the ingredients included.

  6. That looks delicious, i usually like Hoisin Duck but i would assume its very similar, Hello fresh are a very good service.

    1. Yes, the addition of chicken makes a lighter dish

  7. This looks like such a delicious dish! I love Hello Fresh, I really need to start my subscription up again.

  8. I am a huge fan of chicken stir fry, but it's not something that Luke likes much so this is the kind of thing I cook for myself when he's not around (which isn't much at the moment haha) x

    1. Is it the chicken he doesn't like or the vegetables? You could always substitute the protein for Quorn or Beef

  9. This sounds like a really tasty recipe. I love noodle dishes and as I'm watching what I eat the noodles with chicken would work very well. Your husband seems like he's enjoying it!

  10. It is always nice to enjoy some home cooking for sure and my other half loves his hoisin flavours for sure xx

  11. Mmmm this sounds and looks so tasty. Love how it is a quick dish too. I can just imagine how nice the kitchen smelt

    1. It's very quick and easy, I am definitely making it again

  12. I love Hello Fresh and have used their recipes many times as it is so healthy. Your hoisin chicken stir-fry looks so delicious!

  13. Mmm, this looks SO good! I'm yet to try Hello Fresh but I always hear good things about them :)

    Louise x

  14. and now I am hungry, I love hoisin sauce, so this looks like a healthy and tasty recipe to try