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If you're looking for a simple and healthy week night meal, this sweet and sour chinese chicken recipe is quick and easy to make

6 Servings

226 kcal per serving

Prep 10 mins

Cook 15 mins

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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple

Posted: 24th September 2019

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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple

Recipe Category: Main Meal

Recipe Cuisine: Chinese

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Servings: 6

Calories: 226

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


INGREDIENTS

  • 500g Chicken Breast
  • 1 Ripe Pineapple
  • 3 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 25g Fresh Ginger
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Purée
  • 2 Tablespoons Raw, Unprocessed Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Chilli Flakes
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornflour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
  • Spring Onion
  • Salt

RECIPE METHOD

  • Cut the pineapple in half. From one half, remove the skin and hard core, and slice into bite size chunks. For the other half, remove the skin and extract 200ml of fresh pineapple juice from it using a juicer, blender, or pressing through a sieve with a spoon, whatever you find works for you
  • Add two tablespoons of the pineapple juice to one tablespoon of cornflour, and mix well
  • To make the sauce - in a mixing bowl, combine the remaining pineapple juice with the rice vinegar, crushed garlic, thinly sliced onion, ginger and peppers, chilli flakes, tomato purée and honey. Stir until smooth
  • Dice the chicken breast and place in a bowl. Sprinkle the remaining cornflour on top and turn the chicken so it's lightly coated
  • Pour a little sunflower oil into a wok or large frying pan. Fry the onions and peppers on a high heat for 3 minutes
  • Add two tablespoons of the sauce to the pan, then the coated chicken. Fry, turning constantly until the pieces are just white all over
  • Season with salt, and then pour in the rest of the sauce and the pineapple chunks. Bring everything to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through
  • Add the cornflour and pineapple juice mixture and sesame seeds and cook for a final minute
  • When it's finished, garnish with slices of spring onion and serve with a good portion of rice


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