RECIPE: Sweet 'n' sour chicken pittas

A tasty lunch that’s portable and easy to make. Choose wholemeal pitta bread so you get a source of fibre, and pile on as much of the fresh rocket as your bread will hold!



Sweet 'n' sour chicken pitta

Serves 4


2 tsp corn flour

1-2 fresh red chillies, chopped (as desired)

zest 1 lemon

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 chicken breasts (weighing 350g in total), cut into small chunks

1 tsp olive oil

2 canned pineapple rings, cut into small pieces

2 spring onions, sliced

For the sauce

2 tsp dark soy sauce

2 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp Splenda® Granular

To serve

Rocket salad leaves

4 wholemeal pitta breads, cut in half

Cooking time

5 minutes prep, 10 minutes on the hob.

How to make it

  • Mix the corn flour with the chillies, lemon and garlic. Coat the chicken

in the flavoured flour.

  • Heat the oil, and stir-fry the chicken over a medium heat for about 5 minutes or

till browned.

  • Mix the sauce ingredients together, and add this with the spring onions and

pineapple to the pan. Cook through for a few minutes till the chicken is fully

cooked (add a couple of teaspoons of water if it begins to stick).

  • Warm the pitta bread halves and fill with rocket leaves and the sweet and sour



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looking to reduce their sugar intake without sacrificing on taste.

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