20 Minute Sweet Chilli Chicken

20 Minute Sticky Sweet Chilli Chicken

Just because you don't have a lot of time, doesn't mean you can't have an amazing meal! This sweet chilli chicken recipe can be made in under 20 minutes. Perfect for a work day lunch! Eaten with rice, this chicken is crispy and the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Fusion
Servings 2 people


  • wok pan


  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into small cubes.
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar if you don't have this, you can use apple cider vinegar or even distilled vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chilli bean paste
  • 1 spring onion/scallion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds optional
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil for your wok/sauce pan this can differ on the size of your pan
  • 2 red chillis optional


  • In a bowl, add your soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, honey, brown sugar, vinegar and chilli bean past. Combine together and leave to the side.
  • Heat up some oil in your wok, on medium heat. You can use a sauce pan but a wok is best!
  • Mix your cubed chicken with the cornstarch and flour, making sure that each piece is thoroughly coated and not sticking to the other pieces.
  • Check the heat of your oil by throwing in a few grains of flour. If they start sizzling immediately, the oil is hot enough. Add your chicken to the pan.
  • Stir chicken in the pan gently, so that you don't accidentally remove the coating. It should take about 8-10 minutes for the chicken to be thoroughly cooked.
  • when the chicken are done, remove the pieces from the pan onto a plate.
  • In the same pan, add some garlic and red chillis (optional). When they become golden, add your previously made sauce. Cook the sauce on medium-low heat for about 1 minute. The sauce should get a little thicker and look quite glossy, coating the back of a spoon.
  • Add the cooked chicken to the pan, and thoroughly combine with the sauce.
  • Garnish with the spring onions and sesame seeds. You are done! Enjoy with rice.
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