Sweet and sour chicken & veg chow mein

Recipe from: 5 july 2010

Ingredients 22
Servings 4
Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3
    chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • Seasoned flour
  • Coat the chicken cubes seasoned flour
  • Batter:
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2
    cup
    self raising flour
  • 1/2
    cup
    corn flour (makes it nice and crispy)
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2
    cup
    water
  • 1
    bunch
    spring onions, slice on the diagnonal
  • 1
    small green pepper, cut into strips
  • 2
    carrots, julienne
  • 1/2
    head broccoli , cut into florets
  • 1/2
    pineapple cut into chunks
  • 150
    g
    egg noodles
  • Sauce:
  • 1/4
    cup
    honey
  • 3
    Tbs
    vinegar
  • 2
    Tbs
    soya sauce
  • 150
    ml
    apple or pineapple juice(if using tinned pineapple)
  • 1/2
    cup
    water
  • 2
    Tbs
    corn flour
 

Method

15 mins
 
Heat the oil (must be HOT).

Whisk the batter ingredients together to firm a thick mixture.

Dip chicken into the oil and fry until the chicken floats to the surface and allow to brown and crisp up.

Remove and place on paper towel.

Heat some cooking oil in a wok. Fry the spring onions, green pepper and carrots for a minute or two, then add the broccoli and pineapple.

Meanwhile boil the noodles in hot water for +- 5 minutes.

Strain.

Mix the sauce ingredients together and pour into the wok along the sides (this allows it to heat up a bit before being in contact with the veg - preventing a soggy stir fry), stir well and allow to thicken.

Add the fried chicken balls and cooked egg noodles.

Hints:

Buy prepacked veg stir fry.

Use tinned pineapple if you don't have fresh.

Buy sweet and sour sauce if you not keen on making your own.

Add bean sprouts and fresh herbs.

Add chilli.

Add cashew nuts.

Try this recipe with pork, beef or firm fish.

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