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Sri Lankan Oatmeal Bowl

savory oatmeal topped with chicken, onion sambal and parsley
Savory oatmeal cooked with chicken and topped with a spicy onion sambal, Jalapeno peppers and parsley
4.98 from 93 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Sri Lankan
Servings 1


  • ½ cup wholegrain instant oats
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup cooked chicken
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • parsley chopped to serve
  • Jalapeno pepper sliced to serve


  • Heat a pan in medium. Add water, stock and oats and cumin powder. Reserve a few pieces of cooked chicken and add the rest. Cook until oats are done. Add salt to taste. 
  • In a small bowl, mix in the chopped onions, red chili flakes, cayenne pepper, lime juice and ¼ teaspoon salt. You can use a mortar and pestle to pound this mixture until well combined, like we traditionally do. 
  • Serve oatmeal topped with the reserved chicken, onion sambal, sliced Jalapeno peppers and chopped parsley. Sprinkle lime juice if needed.
Keyword oatmeal
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