Sweet Chili Chicken
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A sweet and spicy chicken dish that will please both adults and kids. A 20 minute from-scratch meal - what could be easier?
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 10-12
  • 900g chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • approx 800g canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 peppers, sliced in thin strips
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley, to garnish
  1. Trim the chicken thighs, leaving some of the fat.
  2. Cut the chicken into small strips.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar and chili powder in a large bowl, making sure the chili and sugar are evenly distributed.
  4. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, using your hands to coat evenly.
  5. Heat ½ the oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the pepper strips and sauté gently for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add the drained tomatoes and stir to combine peppers and tomatoes.
  7. Cover and lower heat, simmering for about 10 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a heavy frypan over a high heat.
  9. Add the chicken pieces and pan fry until golden brown,about 5 minutes.
  10. Add the chicken to the tomato mixture and stir to combine well. Simmer on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes.
  11. Season to taste.
  12. Serve over plain white rice with a garnish of chopped parsley.
Recipe by eat. live. travel. write. at http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2011/10/les-petits-chefs-and-the-ultimate-tomato-cookoff-with-hunts/