Chayote, also known as mirliton in the US, is a pear shaped light green vegetable of gourd family. The fruits are pear shaped with thin green prickly or smooth skin. The root, stem, seed, and leaves of the plant are all edible. Chayote is probably one of the most versatile vegetables available.It has crunchy texture and mild taste that may be comparable to butternut squash or pumpkin.Inside, its pale white flesh surrounds a central cream white seed ovule.Chayote like pumpkin is one of the vegetables, which is very low calories; provides just 16 cal per 100 g and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. However, it is rich a source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins.Chayotes are sometimes eaten raw in salads and salsas, but are more often cooked by boiling, steaming or baking it. Chayote is a versatile vegetable, whatever you do with a cucumber.Today I would like to stir-fry Chayote with Minced Chicken in Oyster Sauce.This dish is really delicious and healthy.I can eat this only dish with 2 bowls of rice.
2 chayote,washed and slice
200 gm minced chicken
3-4 sweet pepper,removed seeds and slice
3-4 cloves fresh garlic,peeled and minced
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1:Heat wok at high heat with oil and garlic.Fry garlic for 30 seconds before add in minced chicken.Use spatula to mix or fry for 1 minute.
2:Toss in slice chayote ,sweet pepper,oyster sauce and chicken bouillon powder,mix well.Cook for 5 minutes.Check the seasoning.
3:Dish our immediately.Do not over cooked.(if you enjoy the chayote's crunchiness,do not over cooked).Serve warm with rice.