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Sticky roast chicken with oriental shallot and carrot salads

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Sticky roast chicken with oriental shallot and carrot saladsIngredients for Sticky roast chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2tbsp Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Dipping sauce

For the dressing:
3 medium red chillis, deseeded & finely chopped
2 tbsp nam pla (fish sauce)
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp sugar
Small handful mint leaves, roughly chopped

For the salad:
1 large carrot, cut into fine matchsticks
6 shallots, finely sliced
½ Chinese lettuce, finely shredded

How to make Sticky roast chicken

  • Rub the chicken with the sweet chilli sauce and roast in the oven at 200°C (180°C for fan ovens) or Gas 6 for 20 - 25 minutes until cooked through and crisp and sticky on the outside.
  • Whilst the chicken is cooking make the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add the salad ingredients to the dressing and toss well.
  • When the chicken is cooked, slice finely and toss with the salad.
  • Serve immediately.

If you want to serve this as a cold salad, slice the chicken and leave to cool completely before adding to the salad.

Serves 4

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