Gluten free crispy sweet chilli chicken recipe (low FODMAP, dairy free)

Mark's gluten free crispy sweet chilli chicken recipe is low FODMAP, dairy free and so easy to make at home!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2


  • 2 chopped chicken breasts

For the sauce

  • 100ml boiling water
  • 100ml rice vinegar
  • 90g sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic-infused olive oil
  • 1 tsp of cornflour mixed in 2 tsp water
  • 1 tsp ginger purée
  • 1 tsp chilli purée Add 3 tsp for medium spice or 4 tsp for hot spice
  • 1 tsp low FODMAP ketchup use 1 tsp of double concentrated tomato purée if you can't find any

For the batter

  • 60g gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 30g corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 150ml water


  1. Start by making the sauce. Add your boiling water and rice vinegar to a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil.

  2. Add your sugar, garlic-infused olive oil, ginger purée, chilli purée and low FODMAP ketchup and stir for 1 minute.

  3. Simmer for 10 minutes and then stir in the cornflour mixture.

  4. Set aside for later.

  5. To make the gluten free batter, mix all of the dry batter ingredients in a bowl and slowly add the water until it's the consistency of single cream (not too thin/watery, not too thick and gloopy).

  6. Mix your chopped chicken breast in the gluten free batter mix until well coated and put to one side.

  7. Time to heat your oil. If you don't have a deep-fryer (it's not mandatory!) start by pouring your vegetable oil into a decent-sized saucepan. You want around 1-1.5 inches of oil in your saucepan. Heat this at a medium heat until it reaches 190c or 375f. If you don't have a cooking thermometer then just drop a little batter in occasionally - if it sizzles and browns quickly, it's good to go. If it sizzles but doesn't brown, it's not hot enough. Smoke and violent bubbling means it's too hot!

  8. Once it's reached the desired temperature, carefully lower each chicken chunk into the oil one at a time and be wary of splashing the oil (I use chopsticks to do this, but anything apart from your fingers will do). The oil should be lively and bubbling around each chicken chunk, but not noticeably spitting at all. Don't put too many in at once (I put 6-7 in at once max in a large saucepan) and try to use a slotted spoon to separate them early on if they stick together. Cook each chicken chunk for around 4-5 minutes.

  9. After 4-5 minutes, they should be nice, light and airy and a light, golden colour. Remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain them onto kitchen paper. Repeat until all of your gluten free battered chicken is cooked.

  10. Put your gluten free battered chicken into your sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!