Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Another dish that is full of a variety of flavours and very easy to make.  Ideal for a day when you want to prepare a meal in the morning, leave it in the fridge and just pop it into the oven when you arrive home.

The whole meal is 1 point on No Count and 1 point if tracking (without the potato which would need weighing and tracking).

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • a red onion, chopped
  • a red pepper. cut into chunks
  • a yellow pepper, cut into chunks
  • a butternut squash, cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes with herbs
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp MyProtein sugar-free maple syrup
  • 40g dried apricots with no added sugar (4 points)


  1. Place all the ingredients, apart from the chicken stock, into a lidded oven dish and stir.
  2. Leave in the fridge for the day or at least a couple of hours.
  3. Pour over the stock and stir. Season to taste.
  4. Place in a pre-heated oven at 180C for about an hour.

Served here with sweet potato mash – the potato is mashed with a tablespoon of Yeo Valley 0% crème fraiche and seasoned well.

These are the apricots I used:

6 thoughts on “Sweet and Spicy Chicken”

  1. Hi Helen,Had this last night and was SO lush – we both loved it. Can’t believe its all NC (apart from Apricots), Thank you for all the recipes 🙂 Sam xx (iheartblakey)

    1. Thank you Sam, it’s great to hear you both enjoyed this one – there is certainly some great food to enjoy on No Count. I’ve been trying out lots of new recipes this week so there are many more heading to the website:-) Helen xxx

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