Shopping at the Pantry is a new way of shopping and it makes cooking affordable for all, however you will need to understand that you wont get all the items you will require. You will be able to access high value items like meat saving you money which allows you to go to the supermarket to purchase things like spices and oil.

Why not try this delicious salt and chilli chicken recipe, couple it with boiled or fried rice.


  • 4 Chicken fillets cut into chunks
  • 4 tbs of cornstarch (or tapioca or arrowroot powder)
  • salt and black pepper to season
  • 1 egg
  • spray oil


  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 small carrot, julienned (or sliced into thin matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup (60ml)  of chicken stock 
  • 1 tbs of soy sauce
  • 1 tbs or rice vinegar
  • 2 spring onions, sliced


  • 2 tsp of fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp of black pepper
  • 2 tsp of Chinese five spice
  • 2 tsp of sweetener


For the chicken:

  1. Add the chicken to a large bowl and season generously with salt and black pepper
  2. whisk the egg in a separate bowl and pour into the chicken, toss well to coat thoroughly and drain off the excess.
  3. Gradually sprinkle in the starch tossing as you do, until the chicken is well coated.
  4. Add to the wok, spray over the top with spray oil and set for 30 mins, until it is lovely and golden in colour (it may take slightly less or longer).

For the vegetables:

  1. Spray a frying pan or wok over a medium high heat with spray oil.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 1 minute to soften.
  3. Add the peppers and chilli and gradually add a little stock at a time, continuing tossing as you do, until it is all absorbed.
  4. Add in carrots,soy sauce and rice vinegar and heat until it evaporates off.

For the salt and pepper mix:

  1. Mix the salt and pepper mix ingredients together in a bowl
  2. When the chicken is done, sprinkle with some of the salt and pepper mix and turn back on the wok, keep doing this with the salt and pepper mix, until it is seasoned to your liking. I don’t recommend adding it all in at once, as you may want less depending on your taste.
  3. Once it is to your desired taste. Add the chicken into the frying pan/wok with the vegetables and toss all together.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped spring onion
  5. Serve with your choice of sides. 

The Scottish Pantry Network