Thursday, 27 March 2014

Recipe : Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken

The Husband and I do love a good sweet and sour chicken but we sometimes get bored of the sauces available in store. This is my delicious homemade sweet and sour recipe; it takes around 5 minutes to prepare and 10-15 minutes to cook and will serve 3-4 people. I've used chicken but pork works really well with this sauce too.

  • chicken, diced or cut into strips
  • 1 large red pepper, sliced into strips
  • 4 spring onions, sliced into strips
  • 230g tin of pineapple pieces in juice
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • 1½ tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt & pepper

Heat 1tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes until sealed. Add the red pepper and spring onions next and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Drain the pineapple juice into a bowl, making sure you keep the pineapple pieces. Whisk together the pineapple juice, cornflour, lemon juice, light soy sauce, granulated sugar, salt and pepper. Add the mixture to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring until the sauce thickens slightly.

Add the pineapple pieces and cook for 1 minute to heat through. Serve with rice and tuck in.

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