Classic sweet and sour chicken

Recipe from: 23 January 2013
sweet and sour chicken

Ingredients 18
Servings 4
Time 00:15

Ingredients

  • 4
    large chicken breast fillets
  • For the batter:
  • 125
    ml
    cornflour (Maizena)
  • 60
    ml
    self-rising flour
  • 1
    tsp
    baking powder
  • 1
    pinch
    salt and milled pepper
  • 125
    ml
    cold water
  • 1
    glug vegetable oil - for deep-frying
  • For the sauce:
  • 1
    medium onion - cut into chunks
  • 4
    cm
    knob fresh ginger - peeled and shredded
  • 1
    half pineapple - peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1
    medium green peppers - chopped
  • 2
    Tbs
    tomato sauce
  • 3
    large limes - juiced
  • 60
    ml
    sugar
  • 180
    ml
    water
  • 2
    tsp
    cornflour - mixed with a little water
 

Method

00:45
 
Cut chicken into 2.5cm cubes. Mix batter ingredients until smooth. Season and set aside for 15 minutes.

Heat a little oil in a pan and lightly fry onion, ginger, pineapple and green pepper.

Add remaining ingredients, mix well and simmer until sauce thickens. Season.

Heat 5cm vegetable oil in a pan. Toss chicken in batter to coat and deep-fry in batches until golden and cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper.

Toss chicken in sauce and serve with steamed rice

More good ideas:
- Use pork, beef or prawn tails
- Cut fat by using unbattered chicken
 
This recipe is sponsored by Pick n Pay and was created by Fresh Living magazine.
 

Read more on: recipe  |  chicken  |  shallow-fry  |  classic  |  asian
 

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