Sweet and sour chicken

Best Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe – A popular Chinese delicacy

sweet and sour chicken
Sweet and sour chicken

Try this much healthier and much tastier homemade version of sweet and sour chicken and ditch the takeaway forever! Who wants to spend three times more and eat just a little potion full of MSG, the killer salt in takeaways when you can easily wrap some chicken and veggies together in a delicious sauce and produce the best sweet and sour chicken dish at home? The potion will be ample and more than anything else, you know exactly what you have added to the pot!

The whole process is totally uncomplicated and simple. I have given the full recipe in 3 steps for easy browsing. Start the process by coating the chicken with the batter, deep fry, then make the sweet and sour sauce, stir-fry the veggies and toss all together wrapping in the sauce to produce a mouthwatering, juicy and colourful chicken dish that is good enough to fall in love with!

Ingredients:

Ingredients: Vinegar, sugar, honey, salt, tomato sauce
Chicken breasts ( Cut into bite-size pieces) 300g
Onion1
Ginger and garlic (cut into thin strips)
Vegetable oil (For deep-frying and stir-frying)
A spoon full of sesame seeds and spring onions (for garnishing)
Bell peppers in green, yellow, and red colours1/2 each
Corn flour1 tbsp
FOR THE SWEET & SOUR SAUCE
Vinegar1/4 cup
Brown sugar3tbsp
Honey1tbsp
Ketchup5tbsp
Salt and pepper a few pinches
Water1/2 cup
FOR THE BATTER
Corn flour2 tbsp
Plain flour 1 cup
Baking powder1tsp
Water1/2 cup or a bit more
Egg1
Salt and pepper to taste

How to make:

Step 1: Fry the chicken

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper – keep aside
  • Mix plain flour, baking powder and cornflour together
  • Beat the egg with water, salt and pepper and pour into the flour. Make a slightly thick batter
  • Tip all the chicken pieces into the batter
  • Pick one by one with chops sticks or fork and deep fry until crispy and golden. Do not crowd the pan
  • Place on a kitchen paper and keep aside until needed later

Step 2: Make the sauce

  • Add all the ingredients listed under sweet and sour sauce into a pan and simmer gently
  • Check the taste. You can add more sugar, honey or vinegar at this point and adjust the taste according to your preference

Step 3: Fry the vegetables and add in the sauce and chicken

  • Heat some oil. Saute the cubed onion and sliced garlic and ginger
  • Add in the colourful bell peppers
  • Push all the vegetables to a side
  • Now pour in the prepared sweet and sour sauce
  • Let it boil and add in the chicken
  • Sprinkle 1tbsp of cornflour
  • Lower the flame and wrap all together
  • Toss and turn a few times, check the taste and take out from the stove
  • Serve immediately with hot boiled white rice, noodles or Chow Mein
  • Delicious and addictive!
Sweet and sour chicken

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