Recently I’ve decided I need to do something to defeat my ever-expanding waistline, I’m not about to give up weekday drinking and annoyingly my boyfriend is too nice to me to trigger any extreme stress weight loss so I decided maybe lowering our takeaway consumption from five nights a week to one…maybe two…

However I have a problem. I crave disgusting, greasy, MSG-ridden food like an addict. SO I decided the best option would be to create my own, slightly healthier (and a damn site cheaper) versions of my favourite foods. And because I’m a generous, loving type, I’m going to share some recipes with you.

First up, Crispy Chilli Chicken.


This recipe takes about half an hour to prep and cook, and it’s super easy. You could even do it with a hangover, honestly.
We follow this recipe for two, but that is two big portions. You wouldn’t need to increase it by much for more people.

2-3 chicken breasts, diced
Spring onions
40g of cornflour

230ml water
2-4 tablespoons Sriracha (depending on how hot you want it)
5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic (minced)
50g sugar
2-3 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons cornflour mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water

Combine the water, Sriracha, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, and honey in a heavy-based saucepan over a medium/high heat. Bring the sauce to a boil and then add the cornflour and water combination. Stir until sauce begins to thicken. Turn the heat down to low/medium.

Put the diced chicken breasts into a sandwich bag with the cornflour and toss until the chicken is well coated on all sides.

Heat a little oil (we use chilli oil) in a large saucepan over a high heat and add the chicken. Stir occasionally until the chicken is browned on all sides. Add the spring onions and the sauce, stir well and serve with egg-fried rice.



If you want to make it more of a health-kick meal then adding a heap of veg would go great with this sauce. Or even swapping out the chicken for whatever’s in your veg box in the fridge. Basically, this sauce would taste great with anything!

Let me know if you attempt the recipe, Tweet it (@CigaretteCalpol) or Instagram it (CigarettesandCalpol) to me!