Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and sour chicken is a chinese dish that is very well known all over the world and very popular with some members of our household as well. In order to keep the 

peace at home I had to come up with a recipe that would be very tasty and as close as possible to the real deal. I believe the recipe I am sharing with you on this page will be as satisfying to you as it was to us.


Preparation time: 15 minutes 
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Cooking time: 30 minutes
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Resting time: 0 minutes
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Total time needed: 45 minutes
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Grade of Difficulty: standard

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Serves 4



This recipe was inspired and adapted to our personal taste from a recipe by "NatuerlichLekker" you can find his recipe in German language here


Ingredients
for
Sweet and Sour Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts, skinned, fillets cut of the bone and cut into bite sized chunks
  • Salt and pepper to spice the chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp. maize flour
  • One 440 gram / 15.5 oz can pineapple rings, drained, 100ml / 3.4 oz juice collected for later use, pineapple rings cut into slices
  • One green bell pepper, seeded and cut into bite sized pieces
  • One red bell pepper, seeded and cut into bite sized pieces
  • One medium to large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. palm sugar (optional - use brown sugar instead)
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Maggi all purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil



Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper on all sides and rub the seasoning into the meat
  • Add egg to a bowl and whisk it
  • Add 2 tbsp. maize flour to  another bowl
  • Add 2 tbsp. oil to a large skillet / pan and heat it up on medium hot heat
  • Roll chicken pieces first in maize flour than in the egg before adding them to the pan
  • Saute chicken on all sides for about 8 minutes or till they are beginning to brown
  • Remove chicken from pan and keep warm in a bowl for the time being
  • Add onion to the skillet and saute in the remaining oil for 5 minutes, stirring them regularly
  • Add  garlic, bell peppers and pineapple pieces and saute for another 5 minutes
  • After adding peppers to the pan add vinegar, palm sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Maggi, salt, tomato sauce and vegetable oil to a glass jar, close the lid and shake well for 30 seconds to blend all ingredients into a nice sauce
  • Add sauce to skillet, cover with lid, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes
  • While sauce is simmering combine remaining maize flour with the pineapple juice using a whisk and add them to the sauce
  • Add chicken pieces to the pan, gently mix all ingredients well, cover again with the lid and let the chicken and sauce simmer for another 8 minutes
  • Take of the stove and serve Sweet and Sour Chicken with steamed Basmati rice or rice of your choice




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