Sweet & Sour Chicken with Sesame Noodles

Makes: 4Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 x 200g chicken breasts
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 40g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 4 stems of sprouting broccoli
  • 1 thumb of ginger
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 red onion1 red chilli
  • 300g dried noodles soaked in boiling water for 10 mins
  • For the sweet and sour sauce:
  • 150g California Prunes
  • 50ml soy sauce
  • 20ml rice wine vinegar
  • 20ml hot water
  • 1tsp Chinese 5 Spice


  1. Cut the chicken breast horizontally to create 4 thin chicken breast steaks.
  2. Place the flour in a bowl, the sesame seeds in another and the beaten egg in another.
  3. Place each chicken breast into the flour, then dip into the egg, then dip into the sesame seeds before placing on a non-stick baking tray.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes at 180°C.
  5. Place all the sauce ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth, then place in a bowl until ready to cook.
  6. Meanwhile chop the vegetables and cook in a wok for 3-5 minutes with the oil. Add the noodles to the wok, followed by some of the sauce. Pour in a few tablespoons of water to help loosen the dish and allow the sauce to coat everything.
  7. Finish the noodles with fresh coriander and fresh chilli before serving on a plate.
  8. Remove the chicken from the oven and slice up before topping the noodle dish.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.