A great way to use chicken and incredibly quick. You can whip this up in minutes - it makes a fantastic starter, and kids love the sweet sour combo.


  • 250g chicken breast cut into long strips, 2cm wide, 1cm thick

  • For the marinade:

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp yellow bean sauce

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil

  • 5 tbsp runny honey (plus extra for sauce)

  • 2 tbsp lime (or lemon) juice (plus extra for sauce)

  • Salad leaves, to serve

  • Sweet chilli dipping sauce, to serve


  • 1.

    Mix all the marinade ingredients into a bowl and add the chicken breast strips. Allow to marinade for as long as possible.

  • 2.

    Heat a griddle pan, cook the chicken strips until tender, for approximately 3 minutes depending on the size of the strips. During the cooking time, keep brushing the marinade onto the meat using a brush.

  • 3.

    Serve the chicken as a starter with the honey-sweet sour sauce, sweet chilli dipping sauce and some salad leaves.

  • 4.

    With the reserved marinade, heat a small pan and reduce until slightly thickened and serve as a dipping sauce. To make the sauce even thicker at this stage, add more running honey and a few squeezes of lime juice.

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