Cooking for Students Sweet and Sour Chicken

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
  • Cornflour
  • 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
*2 Servings

How’s it made?

  1. 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.
  2. Heat the oil over high heat and stir onions until softened. Turn the heat to medium and stir-fry chicken until nearly cooked.
  3. Add peppers and celery to stir-fry until softened.
  4. 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.
  5. Sprinkle peanuts on top and serve hot with rice.