Easy Popcorn Chicken & Garlic Rice
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Easy Popcorn Chicken & Garlic Rice

Easy Popcorn Chicken & Garlic Rice

with Sesame Veggies

Tuck into the snuggliest and cosiest meals on the market that are sure to flight off the cooler weather. With fluffy rice and popping chicken, you've got plenty of protein to pair perfectly with your rice and veg.

This recipe is under 650kcal per serving.

Air Fryer Friendly
Kid Friendly
Over 30g protein
Calorie Smart

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking Time15 minutes


Serving amount

1 packet

garlic paste

1 packet

white rice

1 packet

chicken thigh

½ sachet


(May be present: Gluten, Milk, Peanut, Sesame, Soy, Wheat, Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Walnut. )

1 packet

oyster sauce

(Contains Gluten, Mollusc, Wheat;)

1 packet

Broccoli & Carrot Mix

1 sachet

sesame seeds

(Contains Sesame; May be present: Gluten, Milk, Peanut, Soy, Wheat, Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Pecan, Walnut. )

1 packet

baby spinach leaves

1 packet


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

20 g


1.25 cup

water (for the rice)

1 tsp

soy sauce

(Contains Gluten, Soy;)

2 tbs


1 tbs

water (for the sauce)


Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)2483 kJ
Calories593 kcal
Fat8.1 g
of which saturates2.3 g
Carbohydrate81.5 g
of which sugars8.3 g
Dietary Fibre20.8 g
Protein46.5 g
Sodium1346 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ


Medium Saucepan
Large Frying Pan



• In a medium saucepan, heat the butter with a dash of olive oil over medium heat. Rinse and drain white rice. • Cook half the garlic paste until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the water (for the rice) and a generous pinch of salt and bring to the boil. • Add rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. • Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and keep covered until rice is tender and all the water is absorbed, 10 minutes.


• Meanwhile, cut chicken thigh into 2cm chunks. • In a medium bowl, combine chicken, cornflour (see ingredients) and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. • In a small bowl, combine oyster sauce, the soy sauce, honey and water (for the sauce). • In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook broccoli & carrot mix, tossing, until tender, 4-6 minutes. • Stir in sesame seeds, baby spinach leaves and remaining garlic paste until fragrant, 1 minute. Season. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.


• Set your air fryer to 200°C. Evenly place chicken chunks into the foil-lined air fryer basket and cook until golden and cooked through (when no longer pink inside), 8-10 minutes. Cook in batches if needed. • When chicken has 5 minutes remaining, pour over sauce mixture and cook, until glaze is sticky.

TIP: No air fryer? Return pan to high heat with a drizzle of olive.Cook chicken, tossing, until cooked though, 5-6 minutes. Reduce heat to low, then add sauce mixture tossing until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.


• Divide garlic rice, popcorn chicken and sesame veggies between bowls. • Tear over coriander to serve. Enjoy!