Sweet chilli chicken

Sweet chilli chicken

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(12 ratings)

Ready in 20 minutes


Serves 4
An incredibly easy Chinese-style chicken dish which is sweet, spicy and sticky

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal242
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.28g
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  • 3-4 tbsp chilli sauce, depending on how hot you like it (we used Amoy)
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 4 boneless chicken breast fillets, skin on
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges, to serve, optional



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  1. To make the glaze, preheat the grill to high. Mix together the chilli sauce, honey and oil in a large bowl. Using a sharp knife make 3-4 slits across the skin side of each chicken breast. Season with salt and pepper then lift the skin on each breast and tuck under the crushed garlic. Now dip the underside of each chicken breast in the glaze until evenly coated. Reserve the rest of the glaze for later.

  2. To cook the chicken, put the chicken on the grill pan, glazed side up, and grill for 8 minutes until golden and sticky. Turn the chicken breasts over, brush with the remaining glaze, then cook for another 6-8 minutes until the chicken is firm and cooked through. Serve straight away with wedges of lime for squeezing over, if liked.

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1st Sep, 2012
Quite bland. Just tastes of overcooked honey. Needs real chillis I think.
28th Feb, 2011
all i can say is... yum yum!
3rd Oct, 2010
just not as much tast as i had wanted will make again with some different chilli sause needs more of a kick
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Jon Noble
30th May, 2020
To be honest this recipe looks far too complicated , I make this Sweet chilli chicken much easier and probably tastier as. The trick to getting the chicken succulent is to bake it in tinfoil in the oven, marinaded in a sweet chilli sauce. I serve this with cold lemon & Chive potato salad to give it an amazing contrast between the hot chilli chicken and the cold salad. Check out my recipe for this on Cowbridge Kitchen
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