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Monday, 12 February 2018

Easy Recipe - Chilli & Garlic Chicken

Sometimes after a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is spend forever in the kitchen making dinner so when I stumble upon quick and easy recipes online, I’m always Lee to put them through their paces.
The most recent recipe that caught my eye was a simple chilli & garlic chicken dish from Proper Tasty that could be thrown together using a list of ingredients that most people should have in the fridge and cupboards. 


Ingredient (serves 2)
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into 1cm slices
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 100g sugarsnap peas, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g seasoned plain flour
  • 2tbsp rapeseed oil

Method
  1. Heat 1tbsp of rapeseed oil in a wide frying pan then dip the chicken in the egg before following in the seasoned flour. Add the chicken to the pan and fry until golden brown in colour and the chicken is cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Heat 1/2 tbsp rapeseed oil in the same pan then add the red pepper and sugarsnap peas and cook until the peppers begin to soften. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 1/2 tbsp of rapeseed oil in the same pan then add the garlic and chilli. Cook for a couple of minutes until the garlic is soft then add the soy sauce and tomato ketchup. Bring to the boil and stir until you have a thick sauce.
  4. Return the chicken vegetable to the pan, tossing until covered in the sauce before serving with boiled rice.

This is one of the tastiest and easiest meals that I’ve made at home and it’s tastes as good as something that I would expect to pick up from my local Chinese takeaway. Crispy chicken, crunchy vegetables and a glossy, deeply flavoured sauce has made this a that I will keep going back to.
Since discovering this recipe, I have now served it up a number of times, making little tweaks to the recipe to suit personal taste. I’ve got the cosnsistency of the sauce just how I like it although I think that I’ll be adding some chopped ginger and chilli flakes to the sauce to add an extra layer of flavour.  
If you don’t have a great deal of time to cook after work, why not give this recipe a try? All going well, you can have this easy cook meal ready in 30 minutes from fridge to table.








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