Gilbert's Foods launches Sweet Chilli Chicken dish for Chinese New Year

By Luke Nicholls

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Gilbert's Foods' Sweet Chilli Chicken dish can be served with rice, noodles, dumplings or chips and an Oriental-style salad
Gilbert's Foods' Sweet Chilli Chicken dish can be served with rice, noodles, dumplings or chips and an Oriental-style salad
Gilbert's Foods, a supplier of meat and poultry dishes to the foodservice sector, has  launched a new Sweet Chilli Chicken dish in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations on 10 February.

Product details:

The new Oriental-style main course dish contains a full, boneless chicken breast in a medium-hot sweet chilli sauce. The meal is ideal for Chinese New Year menus and can also be served all year round as a pub classics dish.

The dish has a homemade appearance and chefs can experiment with presentation techniques and accompaniments or serve with rice, noodles, dumplings or chips and an Oriental-style salad. Gilbert's hopes the dish will add appeal to menus in hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars, catered events and other foodservice outlets.


The slow-cooked, individual portions (275g each) are made using the quality chicken breast meat, to a unique recipe using authentic Asian chillies designed by the team of development chefs at Gilbert’s Foods.

The quality, taste and texture of each product is also guaranteed for up to 12 months when kept in a freezer or cold store.


Available on request.


Gilbert’s Foods’ products are available to purchase direct from head office (one pallet minimum order) or via a network of wholesalers, distributors and cash and carries across the UK. For more information email radhvevrf@tvyoregfsbbqf.pb.hx​or call 01524 852378.

Why should you but it?

Peter Smith, managing director at Gilbert’s Foods, said: “Chinese New Year is a great opportunity to capitalise on to boost profits during this quieter period. Our Sweet Chilli Chicken dish is a great addition to menus as it’s a dish diners are familiar with and has a strong spicy kick without being overpowering.

"We understand that chefs want foods that deliver on taste, quality and value for money, while customers are looking for authentic flavours and filling dishes that they know and love and our dish meets all of these needs. By investing in our top quality meal centres, chefs can effectively recreate popular dishes in a matter of minutes to meet consumer demand for home-cooked style, tasty foods.

“Our team of chefs has worked hard to ensure the dish offers the ideal combination of flavours and quality, tender meat that diners will love.”

More information

Operating from a purpose-built, EC approved, A-graded BRC meat manufacturing plant in Heysham, Lancashire, Gilbert’s Foods supplies to all areas of the food industry, including to retailers, caterers, the foodservice sector and to other food manufacturers across the UK.

The business has around 50 meal centres in its portfolio and offers lamb, beef, pork, chicken and duck dishes; including stews, casseroles and ready meals, all designed specifically for reheating in the microwave, oven, grill, rotisserie or via the sous-vide method. For more information, visit​.

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