Sesame szechuan chicken

Szechaun sesame chicken Easy Food
Serves 2

60g breadcrumbs
30g flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp black pepper
2 chicken fillets, sliced into small strips
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
¼ tsp sesame oil
2 tsp sesame seeds
For the yoghurt sauce:
240g plain yoghurt
1 tsp Chinese five spice
1 tsp lime juice
To serve:
2 baby gem lettuces, leaves separated
1 small handful of fresh coriander
1 small handful of peanuts, lightly toasted
Fresh lime wedges

  1. Preheat the oven to 230˚C/210˚C fan/gas mark 8. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, flour, baking soda and black pepper. Toss the sliced chicken in olive oil and then dredge each strip in the breadcrumb mixture. Place the chicken strips on the prepared baking tray and bake for 16-18 minutes until lightly golden.
  3. In a small bowl, mix all of the yoghurt sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil. Add the cooked chicken strips and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Serve the chicken strips with some fresh coriander, lime wedges and peanuts, wrapping up in lettuce leaves to eat.

Per serving: 870kcals, 37.5g fat (6.2g saturated), 75.6g carbs, 5.4g sugars, 57.8g protein, 8.1g fibre, 1.428g sodium

For a more substantial meal, serve the chicken strips with noodles and stir-fried pak choi.