Spicy Firecracker Chicken Pitta

Lots of sandwiches recently. Apologies. I’ve been craving carbs the past few weeks. I’ve been trying to hit 15,000 steps a day during the week and it’s been really easy. But, the extra calorie void has left me peckish. Peckish for sandwiches if I’m honest. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Firecracker chicken.

You could also use this recipe for a Nando’s style meal. Just serve with potato wedges and peas/sweetcorn. Or like me you could shred it and made a stylish sarnie. Up to you.

Firecracker Chicken

Put in your trolley

120ml of Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo sauce (you can buy this in most big supermarkets – we always have a bottle rolling around in the cupboard.)

Splash of Worcestershire sauce

four chicken breasts

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons cider vinegar (or use balsamic vinegar if that’s what you have at home!)

pinch of salt and pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

100g of peppers. Red and Green work best.

To serve

Pitta bread

An egg

Step One

Turn on the oven to 200C. Put the chicken, the Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and tumble around. Meanwhile, heat the buffalo sauce, honey, garlic and vinegar in a small pan till just gently boiling. Then simmer until it thickens a little.

Step Two

Pop your chicken breasts on a greaseproof tray and brush all over the sauce you’ve just thickened. Make sure you cover the entire breast. Cook for 15 minutes, then take the chicken out and brush with more of the sauce. Then leave to cook completely. If you’re not going to shred this for sandwiches I suggest grilling for a couple of minutes to make sure it’s properly sticky. (Then serve with sides ie peas, chips etc.

Step Three

Chop the peppers and fry in a small pan. Once the chicken has cooked, shred with a fork and transfer to bowl. Add the peppers. Now you’re ready to construct your sandwich.

I once again toasted the pitta and boiled an egg because that’s what I fancied but you could add tomato/ red onion/spring onion. I had this for lunch all week, so I made a lot but you could easily half it.

Numbers (if you’re bothered.)

For the sandwich this comes in at 350 ish calories which is fabby because it’s really delicious and filling. You could also add extra vegetables. I’ve added sweetcorn and mushroom too before. Depending on how many chips you serve with this, (if making the nandos dinner.) It should still come in way under the 400 cal mark. Perfect.

Recommended Reading

I recommend reading The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Then go and watch the film with a sharing pack of malteasers. I dare you.

Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker Chicken




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