Crispy Chili Chicken

Crispy Chili Chicken

Yields5 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 minsCategory,

Nothing beats a bit of chicken and rice when your feel the familiar pinch of hunger or you're after some comfort food. This delicious and juicy traditional Chinese dish can be made in as little as 20 minutes right in the comfort of your kitchen. This Easy Crispy Chili Chicken has just the right balance of sweet, spice & sour kick to it. It is the perfect healthy dinner option for when you are counting those calories but don't want to deprive your tastebuds of some good-tasting food.​

Perfect served with rice or any side of your choice.


 650 g boneless, skinless chicken thighs
 2 fresh chilies, chopped and sliced
 1.50 tbsp sweet chili sauce
 250 g white/brown rice
 ½ lime, juiced
 200 g broccoli
 300 g green beans
 50 g spring onion, thinly sliced
 23 cloves of garlic, minced
 1 egg
 3.50 tbsp corn flour
 1.50 tbsp corn flour slurry
 4 tbsp soy sauce
 23 tbsp rapeseed oil
 200 ml water


Step 1

Place the prepped chicken thighs in a large bowl. ​Then add the whisked egg into the bowl and coat the chicken. ​

Then stir the cornflour into the bowl, until each piece of chicken is covered in the light batter.​

Step 2

To a large non-stick frying pan, add 1 tbsp of rapeseed oil at a time, fry the pieces of chicken in batches on high heat, rotating once golden and crispy, taking around 4 minutes. ​
Set each batch aside once golden on both sides.

Step 3

Meanwhile, steam or boil the broccoli and green beans. Also, start cooking the rice at this point according to packet instructions.

Step 4

Once all the chicken is golden and crispy, using the same pan, reduce the heat and add the garlic and chilies. ​

Fry for a couple of minutes before adding the sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, cornflour slurry and lime juice.

Step 5

Heat until the sauce thickens. Then, pour the chicken into the pan and toss to combine. ​

Serve with a portion of rice and greens and a sprinkle of spring onions and thinly sliced chilies.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 586
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%
Total Carbohydrate 42g15%
Protein 43g86%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.