Stir-Fried Chicken and Prawns in Green Pepper Sauce
chicken and prawn pasta

Stir-Fried Chicken and Prawns in Green Pepper Sauce

Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
chicken and prawn pasta

Last Updated on 30/06/2022 by richard

When my wife and I were on holiday recently in Gran Canaria we had an unusual combination of chicken and prawns in a green pepper sauce. We both really enjoyed the sauce, It was spicy enough for me, I like a lot of chilli and pepper, but not too hot.

It was in a little family-run restaurant with a menu of home-style cooking of local produce. The meals were simple but so tasty and very affordable compared to the tourist hotspots.

Of course, when we got home I wanted to recreate the chicken and prawns for myself. In Spain green pepper sauce is widely available but not so here in the UK. I bring back 10 packets every time but you can get them from eBay or make some sauce from scratch here.

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To do the dish credit you need proper prawns, not the tiny shrimps that are passed off in prawn cocktails in some restaurants. Raw tiger prawns from your fishmonger will do perfectly.

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 2
Calories 473 kcal
How Difficult Easy


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  • Cut the chicken breast(s) horizontally into 4-5mm slices. Cut the slices into thin strips.
  • Slice the halved chilli into thin strips.
  • Cook the pasta according to the packet's instructions until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat a wok or large non-stick pan until smoking. Add the oil then the chicken strips and cook stirring constantly until any water has evaporated.
  • Add the prawns, chilli strips and sesame oil and cook until the chicken starts to slightly brown and the prawns are cooked through.
  • Add the cooked pasta and stir well for a minute or so.
  • Add the pepper sauce and reduce stirring all the time until you get the consistency you like.
  • Serve immediately.


If you like a hotter sauce then leave the chilli seeds in.



Calories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 34gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
Keyword chicken, prawns, stir-fry
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