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Sweet Chilli Chicken with Mixed Pepper Stir-Fry

Posted: 20 April 2020

Makes 2

Anyone craving a takeaway? Well this recipe might just fit the bill. I’ve served it here with baby new potatoes to support Irish producers but of course rice would be a delicious too. To make this vegetarian, use a 300g packet of firm tofu. Drain it well and dry with kitchen paper, then cut into cubes and toss in the sweet chilli sauce for 10 minutes to marinate. Use an extra tablespoon of rapeseed oil and add to the wok, swirling it up the sides. Using a tongs, add the tofu (reserving the marinade). Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned. Transfer to a plate and once the peppers are cooked toss back into the wok and stir-fry for another minute or so until heated through.
The Ingredients

2 skinless and boneless chicken fillets

4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (from a bottle)

1 red pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 green pepper

1 tbsp rapeseed oil

500g baby new potatoes

salt and freshly ground black pepper

The Method

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4. Place the chicken fillets in a small ovenproof dish that they will fit into snugly and spoon over the sweet chilli sauce, turning to coat them evenly. Cover tightly with tin foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes or until cooked through and tender.

Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a saucepan fitted with a petal steamer and season to taste with salt, then cook over a medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until tender.

Heat a wok or large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Cut each pepper in half and remove and discard the seeds and cores, then thinly slice.

Add the oil to the wok and swirl up the sides, then add the peppers and stir-fry for a couple of minutes until the peppers begin to pick up a bit of colour. Season lightly with salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

Arrange the sweet chilli chicken on plates and spoon over any remaining sauce that is left in the bottom of the dish. Arrange the mixed pepper stir-fry alongside with the baby potatoes to serve.


Prepare Ahead


If time allows marinate the chicken fillets in the sweet chilli sauce in a non-metallic dish covered with cling film for up to 3 days on the bottom shelf of the fridge, which will tenderise the meat. Slice the peppers and keep in a Ziploc bag ready to cook in the fridge for up to 3 days to save time before cooking. Leftover portions of this recipe can be stored in an airtight container and reheated in the microwave once when ready to eat or served cold.