Asian Style Sweet and Sour Chicken
Posted on January 31, 2014 by Dzung Thuy Nguyen
Here is a classic Asian favourite containing a succulent chicken absorbing a lighter take on sweet and sour sauce. It is so simple to cook at home that you will think twice before ordering greasy fried food covered in goopy take-away sauce on your next craving for Chinese.
What’s in it?
- 225gr chicken breast fillets, cut into small pieces
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- Soy sauce
- Sugar and/or honey
- Salt and pepper
- Cooking oil
- ½ onion, sliced
- 1 pepper, diced into small pieces
- 40g celery, chopped into small pieces
- Rice wine vinegar
- A handful of peanuts
- 1 chilli, diagonally sliced
How’s it made?
- Marinate chicken in ground ginger, soy sauce, sugar/honey, salt, and pepper about 15 minutes before cooking. Combine chicken with a thin coating of corn flour.
- Heat the oil over high heat and stir onions until softened. Turn the heat to medium and stir-fry chicken until nearly cooked.
- Add peppers and celery to stir-fry until softened.
- Stir in rice wine vinegar to your desirable sour taste. Let simmer for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Pour water in if necessary.
- Sprinkle peanuts on top and serve hot with rice.