As it’s the new year I wanted to start eating healthier and one of my weaknesses is a Chinese takeaway. The meal I always like to order is Salt & Pepper chicken so when I came across a healthy version of my favourite takeaway meal, I had to give it a go!
Chicken breast (1 per person)
Salt & Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 Green pepper
White wine vinegar
Pre-heat your oven to 190c and using fry light, grease an oven tray.
Next cut your chicken beasts into cubes of about 1cm. Then in a bowl combine 4/5 tablespoons of flour, half a teaspoon of garlic granules and half a teaspoon of salt & pepper (sometimes I add a but more).
In a separate bowl you then need to whisk your egg and then add a splash of soy sauce.
Then comes the messy part! Mix your chicken in with the egg mixture and make sure all of the chunks are covered with egg. Then taking one piece of chicken at a time, roll the chicken in the flour mixture and once fully covered place on your oven tray.
Once all of the chicken is covered in the flour mixture place the oven tray in the center of the oven and cook for half an hour, turning the chicken over half way through.
When the Chicken is in the oven you need to finely slice the onion, peppers & chilli.
When the chicken is is nearly done in a large frying pan add the onions & peppers and fry until softened. This is where you need to add a splash of sesame oil but make sure you don’t add too much because it can be quite strong.
Once the chicken is then cooked add it to your frying pan along with the chilli and fry for a few minutes. Whilst the chicken and veg is frying mix together two teaspoons of honey (you can use sugar if you would prefer) & two tablespoons of white wine vinegar until you get a smooth mixture. Once you you can then pour it over the chicken, onions & peppers.
Once you have completed all of the above steps you are done! I usually serve it with brown rice to give it more of a takeaway feel. Enjoy!