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Tomato Sambal Chicken

This versatile little number can be as fiery or as tame as you like, it's super easy to make and can be enjoyed so many different ways - with rice.. with pasta.. on a pizza.. in a pitta?! Give it a go and see if it tickles your fancy

Serves 4 people


320g Chicken (we used breast)

2 tsp tumeric powder

1 pinch salt

2 tbsp sunflower oil

1 small onion

3 cloves garlic

1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp sugar

1 cube chicken stock

2 heaped tsp The Sambal

more salt to taste

Fresh coriander for garnish



  • Cut the chicken into strips and rub all over with the tumeric and pinch of salt. You may want to wear gloves for this part or use 2 spoons - Tumeric will stain you and everything it touches!

  • Leave the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes


  • Slice the onion into strips and crush the garlic

  • Heat up the oil in a deep frying pan or saucepan

  • Add the onion, garlic and chicken to the oil and fry for 5-7 minutes

  • The chicken should be cooked on the outside and the onions nice and sweaty by now

Add Some Sauce

  • Add the tin tomatoes, sambal, sugar and stock cube to your pan

  • Mix until everything is combined and then turn down to a medium-low heat and simmer for 20 minutes

Serve up!

  • Add some extra salt or sambal to taste

  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh coriander and eat with steamed basmati rice ... or pasta!

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