Posted in Chicken, Comfort Food, Fakeaways

Sweet and Sour Chicken

So Mike’s favourite takeaway is Chinese, but mine’s Indian so obviously we usually compromise and get an Indian…..

So I thought I’d be nice and make him one of his favs at home – and even though I’m not usually a fan of it from the takeaway, this was YUM….and super speedy! 45 minutes (less if you want to be healthier and skip the fried chicken) so even quicker than ordering a takeaway! 

What do you need? 

(For 2 greedy pigs) 

2 large chicken breasts chopped 

1 red pepper chopped into large chunks 

1 large onion chopped into large chunks 

3 cloves of garlic, minced 

1 inch fresh ginger, chopped 

1 red chilli diced 

100g plain flour 

100g cornflour 

2 tsp paprika 

1/2 tsp garlic powder 

1/2 tsp onion salt 

1/2 tsk celery salt 

150-200g ketchup*

2 tbsp malt vinegar*

2 tbsp brown sugar*

1 small tin of pineapple chunks plus juice 

2 eggs 

*ratio depending on your preference of sweet to sour! 

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and in a separate bowl whisk the eggs together 
  2. Coat each piece of chicken in the flour mix, then in the egg and then back into the flour mix – shallow fry in batches for around 6 minutes until cooked through 
  3. Whilst the chicken is cooking fry your onions, chilli, garlic and ginger for a couple of minutes before adding in the peppers. Leave for a couple of minutes before adding in the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and pineapple (and juice!) and leave to reduce 
  4. Once the chicken is all cooked, place on a piece of kitchen roll to absorb the oil and then stir through your sauce to ensure it’s fully coated 
  5. Serve with rice, fresh spring onions and sesame seeds! 

YUM YUM YUM

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