Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad

  • 15MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 380KCAL

This Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad is a slimming friendly, easy meal when counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

Easy Peasy Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad pinchofnom.com

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories380
  • Carbs15g
  • Protein20g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.3g
  • Sugars7g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad is packed full of flavour and is so quick and easy to make!

You’ll notice that our Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad recipe uses our Sweet Chilli Sauce, which you will find here.  If you don’t already have a jar of this in your fridge, then what are you waiting for?!  

If you’d prefer then you can use a shop bought sauce instead, but you’ll have to adjust the calories and Points accordingly (and in our opinion, it won’t be half as nice!).

You can really use whichever vegetables you want in this dish, it’s great for using up leftover veg!

What diets is this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad suitable for?

This Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made suitable for gluten free diets as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives;

  • Egg noodles
  • Soy sauce
  • Fish sauce (optional)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad?

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There are a few things that will make this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad recipe a little easier to prepare.

To prepare the veggies, you could easily chop them up with a sharp knife, but as we love a kitchen gadget so we like to use either a mandoline or a julienne peelerIf you don’t have either of these then you can pick them up on Amazon.

If you want to go for the peeler option then we can’t recommend this Deiss PRO Dual Julienne Peeler & Vegetable Peeler enough.  You can use it to julienne the carrots and then flip it over to slice the cucumber into thin ribbons. How good is that!

If you’d rather go for the mandolin then we’d recommend this one as it has everything that you could possibly need.

This has to be the most used pan in our kitchen and you can get this Kitchen Craft 24 cm Cast Iron Round Ribbed Grill Pan super cheap over on Amazon.

It’s the one we have and use many times each week!

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This has to be the most used pan in our kitchen and you can get this Kitchen Craft 24 cm Cast Iron Round Ribbed Grill Pan super cheap over on Amazon.

How many calories are in this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad?

There are 380 calories per portion in this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could I serve with this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad?

This Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad uses our Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe and works really well with either of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad is cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad for around 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Cook your noodles as per the packet instructions.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad in the fridge for approximately 2 days or so.

Can I freeze this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad?

You can enjoy this Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad cold – no need to reheat!

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Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad

This Sweet Chilli Chicken with Rainbow Salad is a slimming friendly, easy meal when counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 380
  • Carbs 15G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 Pinch of Nom Sweet Chilli Sauce see notes above for the recipe
  • 1 nest egg noodles
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 100 g edamame beans
  • 5 spring onions sliced
  • 2 large carrots cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 red pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 yellow pepper cut into thin strips
  • 60 g red cabbage shredded
  • 3 handfuls rocket
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 7cm length cucumber cut into thin using a peeler

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp Pinch of Nom Sweet Chilli Sauce see notes above for the recipe
  • 1 lime juice only
  • 1 tsp fish sauce optional
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C, then coat each chicken breast with 1 tablespoon of Pinch of Nom Sweet Chilli Sauce.
  2. If you're using a griddle pan, spray it with some low calorie cooking spray, then place over a moderate heat. When the pan is hot, cook the chicken breasts on both sides for a few minutes until they are seared and have the 'grill' markings. Place them in the oven for 15 minutes or so until they are cooked. If you're not using a grill pan just pop it in the oven for 20 minutes or so.
  3. While you're waiting for the chicken to cook prepare the salad.
  4. Cook the noodles as per packet instructions, then mix all the ingredients for the dressing together and set aside.
  5. Mix all the salad ingredients and the noodles together in a large bowl, then toss it in the dressing.
  6. When cooked, remove the chicken from the oven, allow to rest for a minute or two, then slice.
  7. Arrange the salad on the plate, top with the sliced chicken, then drizzle with a little more Pinch of Nom Sweet Chilli Sauce and serve.

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KarenThursday 7th June 2018

Loved this recipe one of my favourites thanks pinch of nom

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