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
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
Rocket salad leaves
4 wholemeal pitta breads, cut in half
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
- 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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