Sweet and Sour Chicken

Based on 2 ratings

10

min

Preparation

5

min

Cook

Easy

Difficulty

4

Steps

21

Ingredients

A classic Cantonese chicken dish complemented with caramelized pineapples, savor this quick recipe that’s sure to please

Let's start cooking!

Tomatoes with seasoning and sauce in bowl

Step 1 - Make sweet and sour sauce

  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together tomato paste, ketchup, 1 Tbsp oyster sauce, 2 Tbsp plum sauce, 2 - 3 tsp vinegar, garlic, 1 Tbsp honey, ginger, ½ tsp white pepper, 1 ½ tsp cornstarch and 100 ml water to make the sweet and sour sauce.
  • Set sauce aside.
Reduced sweet and sour sauce on pan with pineapples

Step 2 - Cook pineapples

  • In a pan on medium heat, add 3 Tbsp brown sugar.
  • When it starts to melt, add pineapple chunks.
  • Stir-fry for 30 seconds and mix well. Remove pineapples and set aside.
  • Add sweet and sour sauce into the pan and mix well for 1 minute.
  • When slightly reduced, remove and set aside.
Cooking various types of meat with pineapples help to tenderize them -this is due to the bromelain enzyme present in pineapples that break down proteins in meat!
Deep fried cube chicken in rice and tapioca flour

Step 3 - Coat and deep-fry chicken

  • In a mixing bowl, add rice flour and tapioca flour.
  • Mix well, then add cubed chicken. Mix well to coat evenly.
  • In a pot on high heat half filled with vegetable oil, deep-fry pork.
  • When light brown, remove the cooked pieces and set aside on a paper towel to drain.
Sweet and sour sauce with onion, red bell peppers and chicken in pan

Step 4 - Cook sweet and sour chicken

  • In a pan on high heat, add 2 Tbsp vegetable oil from frying the chicken.
  • When hot, add onion and red bell peppers and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Pour in the sweet and sour sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Cook until thickened, for less than 1 minute, then toss the pineapples and fried pork back in.
  • Stir well and mix evenly.
  • Add the spring onions, and immediately take it off the heat once they start to wilt.

Let's plate and serve!

Sweet and sour chicken with pineapple and red pepper

Serve hot!

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