• Serves 4
  • 2 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 17 Ingredients


A pak choi & chicken dish with a hot & sour sauce on a bed of coconut rice.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 225g/4serves Basmati Rice
  • 200ml Coconut Milk
  • 300ml Water
  • pinch Salt
  • 2cm Ginger finely sliced
  • 1 Clove Garlic Crushed
  • 1/2 Large Red Chilli (optional) Seeded and chopped roughly
  • 1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 600ml Water
  • 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 heaped Teaspoon Cornflour
  • 4 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 4 Heads Pak Choi cut in half
  • 3-4 Spring Onions
  • Sprinkle Toasted Seasame Seeds


  1. Rice- Wash the rice off in some water 2/3 times Drain the rice and rinse and place into a saucepan. Add the coconut milk, first amount of water and the salt. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat to a very gentle simmer. Cover and cook for ten minutes, until the rice is tender.
  2. Chicken- While the rice is cooking, place the ginger, garlic and chilli into a saucepan. Add the soy sauce and second amount of water and bring to the boil. Add the chicken breasts, then cover and cook over a low heat for approx four minutes.
  3. Turn the chicken in the liquid, then place the pak choi into a steamer basket and set the steamer over the chicken pot for approx three minutes until the pak choi is tender/wilted.
  4. Sauce- Place sugar, cornflour, rice vinegar & light soy sauce in a small saucepan, place over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for a minute, stirring constantly until thickened and glossy.
  5. Serving- Slice the chicken and arrange on plates or in bowls over the coconut rice, add the pak choi. (2 halves per serve)
  6. Drizzle with the sauce, scatter each serve with the spring onions and sesame seeds, and serve immediately.


Chilli is the 'hot' part of the title but is an optional ingredient that you can add to taste or leave out. Looks impressive and tastes great An adaption of a recipe that does exist but we can never remember where from and we have personalised it to our tastes.

  • Haven’t heard of hot and sour before, only sweet and sour. I love hot, gonna try this, thanks!


  • Gosh this looks good – I sometimes get overwhelmed by the number of ingredients, but then just start cooking, and it is simple really!


  • Another one to add to the book for dinners, thank you for this.


  • This looks like a very hearty and tasty meal. Yum.


  • Looks very yummy and filling. Will have to give this a go soon. Thanks for sharing!


  • this looks so fresh and healthy – delicious too I bet.


  • This looks amazing. I’ve taken out chicken breast and fingers crossed it will defrost in time for tonight. Im going to make this for the family. Thanks for sharing.


  • yum great combo of ingredients


  • you have presented this dish beautifully, wish I had that knack


  • Oh my gosh!! This looks so good.
    Must make! Thanks for sharing.


  • I haven’t made anything like this before. Look forward to trying it. Thanks.


  • A very tasty recipe that you don’t have every week,looking forward to making it!


  • Hot sensational and loving the presentation!


  • Impressive!


  • coconut rice wondering how it taste


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