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Chinese-Inspired Chilli Chicken
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Easy Chilli Chicken {Chinese Takeout-Inspired}

This Easy Chilli Chicken offers a lighter spin on your favourite Chinese takeout, with the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavours!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 389kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breasts diced
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped into chunks
  • 1 green pepper chopped into chunks
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried chillis (optional)

Stir fry sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp sambal oelek (chili sauce) depends how spicy you like it
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

Jasmine rice

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Toss chicken with cornstarch, baking soda and salt, setting aside for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in a bowl, and cook rice in a rice cooker or on the stovetop.
  • Add canola oil to a large frying pan or wok over med-high heat. Saute chicken for 5 minutes or so until browned, then add onion and green pepper, cooking another 3-4 minutes until softened.
  • Toss chicken mixture with stir fry sauce and dried chilies, cooking for another 2 minutes or so until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  • Serve chicken overtop of cooked rice and garnish with green onions. Enjoy!



Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1312mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg