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Sweet & sour chicken

Sweet & sour chicken
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook time: 35 minutes
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Syns per serving:

Tender chunks of chicken in a tangy Free® sweet and sour sauce with peppers and bamboo shoots.


  • 1 large bottled roasted red pepper in brine, drained
  • 30g root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
  • 1 large yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
  • 8 spring onions, each cut into 3cm lengths
  • 2½ tbsp tomato purée
  • 3½ tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 225g can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 225g can sliced bamboo shoots, drained


  1. Place the roasted red pepper, ginger and garlic in a food processor with 100ml water and whizz until puréed.
  2. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Fry the chicken for 5 minutes then add the carrot and peppers and cook for a further 5 minutes, adding a little water if anything starts to stick.
  3. Stir in the puréed pepper mixture and the remaining ingredients plus 350ml boiling water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Serve hot with rice and your favourite Speed vegetables. Enjoy!

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