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Sweet & Sour Chicken with Jasmine Rice

  • Spicy
  • Asian
  • Meat
  • Chinese
  • Chicken

No need to order Chinese take-out anymore! In about the time it takes to order and pick up Chinese takeout, you can make this home-made version of the popular sweet and sour chicken. It’s healthier and a million times tastier!

Nutrition Per Portion

  • Calories

    635

  • Carbs

    52.2g

  • Fat

    32.1g

  • Fibre

    4.8g

  • Protein

    34.9g

  • Sugar

    13.9g

  • 0.0 min

    Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil.

  • 0.5 min

    Chop the chicken breast into bite-sized chunks.

  • 1.0 min

    Coarsely chop the red capsicum into chunks.

  • 2.0 min

    Thinly slice the spring onion, red chilli and carrot along the diagonal.

  • 3.0 min

    Finely chop the garlic.

  • 3.5 min

    Cut the pineapple into bite-sized chunks.

  • 4.0 min

    Cut the red onion into wedges.

  • 4.5 min

    In a bowl, mix together the plain flour, 3/4 of the cornflour, baking powder and a little water to make a thick slurry.

  • 6.0 min

    Add the chicken to the batter and coat.

  • 6.5 min

    Make sure the chicken is well coated.

  • 8.0 min

    Add the rice to the boiling water.

  • 8.5 min

    Heat 2/3 of the vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan (enough oil to shallow fry).

  • 9.5 min

    Shake off the batter from the chicken and drop (in batches) into the oil.

  • 13.0 min

    When cooked transfer the chicken out on a plate lined with paper towel to soak the excess oil.

  • 13.5 min

    Add the remaining oil to the pan/wok.

  • 14.5 min

    Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.

  • 15.0 min

    Add the capsicum, onion and carrot and stirfry.

  • 17.0 min

    Add the sweet and sour sauce and pinapple. Add the red chilli if you like things spicy!

  • 17.5 min

    Bring the sauce to the boil.

  • 18.0 min

    Add the chicken and stir to coat the chicken. Stir-fry until cooked through.

  • 19.0 min

    Drain the rice and distribute among serving plates.

  • 20.0 min

    Serve the sweet and sour chicken with the rice and garnish with spring onion.

  • Ingredients

    Carrot

    sliced

    Red Onion

    cut into wedges

    Pineapple

    cut into bite sized pieces.

    Vegetable Oil

    2 tablespoons per person

    Fresh Red Chilli

    Use according to taste

    Baking Powder

    Corn Flour

    Plain Flour

    Garlic

    finely chopped

    Spring Onion

    sliced

    Red Capsicum

    coarsly chopped

    Chicken Breast

    coarsly chopped

    Sweet & Sour Sauce

    Jasmine Rice

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