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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Tricolore Spaghetti

Small chicken breasts2
Frying oil2 tsp
1.5 inch (4 cm) piece of ginger1
Garlic5 cloves
Chili flakes½ teaspoon
Noodles + green beans:
Alce Nero Tricolore Spaghetti125g
green beans100g
Mushrooms and other vegetables:
cooking oil1 tsp
Red bell pepper1
3 medium carrots150g
Sweet sour sauce:
Light soy sauce6 tsp
Rice vinegar3 tsp
Tomato puree or ketchup2 tsp
Light brown sugar2 tsp
Potato / corn starch2 tsp



  1. First, cut the chicken into 2 cm /1-inch cubes, mix with 1 tablespoon of oil, finely chopped ginger and garlic and chilli flakes, season to taste with salt. Cook it right away if you don’t have time or leave it to marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Cook the spaghetti (noodles) and green beans – place in a medium pot, pour hot boiling water, add a little salt, cook for 4 minutes, strain and set aside.
  3. Next, cut the mushrooms into 5 mm / ¼ inch slices, bell pepper into 5 mm / ¼ inch strips, and carrots into very thin matchsticks.
  4. After that, whisk all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Then, heat a tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and cook the chicken over high heat for 3-4 minutes (do not stir), and until cooked through. Transfer on a plate. It’s important not to overcook the chicken, otherwise, it will be tough, cook it only until it changes its colour from pink to white.
  6. Next, add another tablespoon of oil, carrots and bell paprika to the same pan, cook for 4 minutes, until tender and browned, but still a little crunchy.
  7. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes, until browned, tender, and crunchy.
  8. Finally, add the chicken back to the pan, the cooked noodles, green beans, and the sauce. Toss everything together. Transfer unto the plates and serve hot.Founded in the 1970s, Alce Nero is a pioneer of organic farming in Italy. Developed by a cooperative of young farmers who were concerned about the negative effects of intensive commercial farming, it has grown to be one of the most successful organic food brands in Italy, with a growing presence in global markets.
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