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Sticky garlic chicken with rice and greens

Chicken is marinated in garlic and mirin, then fried with tomato purée and worcestershire sauce to create a sweet and sticky coating. This dish makes perfect comfort food after a long day at work.

Serves 1

Prep Time 10min +marinating

Cooking Time 10 min


  • 125g boneless, skinless chicken thigh fillet, chopped
  • 1½tbsp mirin or sweet sherry
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Spray olive oil
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 1tsp tomato purée
  • 1tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 250g pack ready to heat basmati rice, heated, to serve
  • Black sesame seeds, to garnish


  1. Put the chicken in a bowl with the mirin or sherry and garlic and season with ground black pepper. Turn to coat well, then cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 min.
  2. Set a wok or large non-stick frying pan (that has a lid) over a medium-high heat and spray with olive oil. Add the spinach and cook for 2 min, then transfer it to a serving plate.
  3. Spray the wok or pan with oil again. Drain the chicken, reserving the marinade, and add to the pan. Stir-fry for 3–5 min until browned. Add the marinade, cover the wok with the lid and steam for a few min until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add the tomato purée, worcestershire sauce and 1tbsp water to the wok or pan and stir-fry until caramelised.
  5. Transfer the chicken to the plate with the spinach and serve with the rice, garnished with the sesame seeds.

Nutrition per serving

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492 38g 7g 1.6g 3.5g 23g 1g 319mg 67g 7mg

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