Sweet Chilli Sauce and Mexican Chicken

Hi to all

As promised here is my recipe for this wonderful sweet chilli sauce – and, yes, I did make the one in the picture! There has been a delay because I made another batch using cider vinegar instead – as recommended on a FB site, to see if that worked as well as Rice Wine Vinegar  which can be more expensive. Sadly it did not and I have tweaked it again today so that I can use it in some of my recipes. Anyhoooo here we go ……..




So let’s Witchy poo….

You will need

At least 5 cloves of garlic chopped finely (I use a food processor and always have a stock in the fridge – I do live in France!!)

1 cup of water

3 teaspoons of cornflour – or cornstarch for those in the USA and Canada

4 tablespoons (perhaps more after tasting) of sugar

1/2 cup of rice wine vinegar

soya sauce

Ginger – again about a teaspoon but you may add more after tasting


Paste of Piment (or red chilli peppers) – the paste you can buy is better because if you chop the chilli’s you do have the skin to contend with but I have made some today doing just that and it is good!!

You may want some garlic powder as well again up to you I add some though.

Put the water and the vinegar in the pan and add the sugar and obviously put the heat on.

Stir until he sugar has dissolved to make sure that it does not burn.

Add the soya sauce, the ginger, the garlic and the chilli paste and stir away……..until it starts to come to the boil.

Then put a small amount of water in to cool slightly and add the cornflour mixed with a small amount of cold water and add to the mix and stir away. Now it should start to clear as it thickens if it doesn’t add some more water and you may need some more sugar. Hey presto you have chilli sauce the Witchy poo way.


Mexican Chicken

One of our favourites – cheap and tasty…

You will need

A to cook bag (although you can cook in a pot or tagine)

Onions – as many as you want to bulk it out with


Chilli sauce – see above

BBQ sauce

Hot pepper sauce (if you like hot stuff like me!)

Put the chicken breasts – or legs or whatever you want – into the bag with some chilli sauce, hot pepper sauce, onions, peppers, bbq sauce – basically everything!!

Then put it it in the oven on about 180 Gas mark 6 and let it cook for at least 45 mins. Serve with rice, chips, whatever and some Doritoes (other tortilla chips are available)


Also folks for those who like Indian Chutneys – which are hard to get or expensive in France – get some rhubarb jam, or some fig jam and add some piment de cayenne to it – *red chilli paste for my other readers not in France* and seriously you have a good chutney man!!!

That is it from the Witchy poo cook today – hope you enjoyed…..

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