Sweet & sour chicken skewers with fruity noodles

Kid friendly and easy to barbecue, these low-fat skewers are sure to become a family favourite

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 545
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 83g
  • sugars 19g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 44g
  • salt 1.92g


  • 425g can pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 6 skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 3 egg noodles nests
  • small bunch spring onions, sliced


Make it different
Beef & black bean skewers for 4. Mix 400g lean sirloin or minute steaks, cut into strips, with 1 sliced red chilli, 4 heaped tbsp black bean sauce and seasoning. Cut 1 pepper and 1 onion into chunks, then thread onto 8 skewers, alternating with the beef. Grill for 10 mins, turning regularly, until cooked through. Serve with 3 cooked egg noodle nests mixed with 1 bunch sliced spring onions.


  1. Mix the pineapple juice, tomato ketchup, vinegar and some seasoning together. Reserve half, then add the rest to a bowl with the chicken and half the red chilli. Marinate for 5 mins.

  2. Thread the chicken, pepper and half the pineapple onto 8 skewers.

  3. Heat your grill, or fire up a barbecue. Brush any excess marinade over the skewers, then grill or barbecue, turning regularly, for about 8 mins or until the chicken is starting to char at the edges and is cooked through.

  4. Meanwhile, cook the noodles following pack instructions, drain, then stir through the remaining pineapple, chilli and spring onions. Serve with the remaining sauce on the side or drizzled on top of the skewers.

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