These easy sweet chilli chicken bowls tick all the boxes. Quick to make, loaded up with plenty of veggies and wholegrain carbs, and (most importantly) absolutely delicious!
Preheat oven to 200ºC (390ºC) fan bake.
Crush garlic. Place all ingredients in a medium jug or bowl and whisk until well combined. Remove 1/4 cup sauce (reserve this for cooking the beans and rice).
Cut chicken into 3cm / 1.2in pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Stir into jug/bowl of sauce, then transfer to a roasting dish or tray. Cook for 20 minutes.
PREPARE SERVING INGREDIENTS
Microwave rice according to instructions on packet. Shred cabbage and spiralise, julienne or grate carrot. Finely slice spring onion. Cut lime into wedges. Whisk mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce together.
Heat a large wok on medium-high. Add sesame seeds and cook for a couple of minutes, until toasted. Remove into a bowl. Add beans and half the reserved sauce to wok. Stir fry for a couple of minutes, until beans are warm and sauce is sticky. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.
Add rice, cabbage and remaining sauce to wok. Stir fry for a couple of minutes, until cabbage is tender. Reduce heat to very low to keep warm.
When chicken has cooked for 20 minutes, stir well then turn oven to grill. Grill (watching very carefully!) until chicken is lightly charred and sauce is stickier.
Divide rice mixture between warmed serving bowls. Top with carrot, edamame and chicken. Sprinkle with spring onion and sesame seeds. Add lime wedges and a dollop of sweet chilli mayonnaise.
WINE MATCH: Try a Sauvignon Blanc.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Choose gluten-free soy sauce. Make sure mayonnaise is gluten-free.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: You can use apple cider vinegar instead of rice vinegar. I wouldn’t recommend using chicken breast in place of the thighs as it will likely dry out during grilling. You could use shelled edamame beans if you don’t want to get your hands messy while eating these sweet chilli chicken bowls!
STORING AND REHEATING: Store individual portions in containers in the fridge, leaving off the mayonnaise and lime. Reheat in the microwave and add mayonnaise and lime just before serving.
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