Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and sour chicken

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Sandra Schumann

Sandra Schumann

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"Sweet sour chicken (Ku lo yuk 咕噜肉) has its origin in Chinese cantonese cuisine. It later spreads to Chinese restaurants in US and became one of the most loved dishes. If you have a wok, this is a good opportunity to put it to use. Otherwise, this dish can also be prepared in a deep frying pan."

Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

45 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
200 g
chicken breasts
½
red bell pepper
½
yellow bell pepper
½
onion
1 cloves
garlic
100 g
pineapples
50 g
flour
¾ tsp
baking powder
15 g
starch
¼ tsp
salt
65 ml
sunflower oil
75 ml
water (cold)
1 tbsp
brown sugar
tbsp
ketchup
¾ tbsp
soy sauce
30 ml
apple cider vinegar
½ tbsp
sesame seed (for serving)
scallion (for serving)
rice (cooked, for serving)
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Utensils

knife, cutting board, bowl (large), whisk, wok, spatula, plate (large), paper towels, cooking spoon

How-To Videos

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Nutrition per serving

Cal685
Fat41 g
Protein31 g
Carb48 g
  • Step 1/3

    Trim and core bell peppers and slice into strips. Halve the onion and slice it into half moons. Mince garlic. Trim and peel the pineapple and cut it into pieces. Slice chicken into strips.
    • ½ red bell pepper
    • ½ yellow bell pepper
    • ½ onion
    • 1 cloves garlic
    • 100 g pineapples
    • 200 g chicken breasts
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Trim and core bell peppers and slice into strips. Halve the onion and slice it into half moons. Mince garlic. Trim and peel the pineapple and cut it into pieces. Slice chicken into strips.

  • Step 2/3

    To make the tempura batter, add flour, baking powder, starch, salt, a quarter of the sunflower oil, and water to a bowl. Whisk to combine. Add chicken and toss to coat. Heat remaining sunflower oil in a wok over 170°C/340°F, add chicken, and deep fry in batches until golden brown on both sides. Transfer fried chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
    • 50 g flour
    • ¾ tsp baking powder
    • 15 g starch
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 65 ml sunflower oil
    • 75 ml water (cold)
    • bowl (large)
    • whisk
    • wok
    • spatula
    • plate (large)
    • paper towels

    To make the tempura batter, add flour, baking powder, starch, salt, a quarter of the sunflower oil, and water to a bowl. Whisk to combine. Add chicken and toss to coat. Heat remaining sunflower oil in a wok over 170°C/340°F, add chicken, and deep fry in batches until golden brown on both sides. Transfer fried chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  • Step 3/3

    Drain most of the oil from the wok. Add onions and garlic and fry for approx. 30 sec. Add bell peppers and fry for approx. 1 min. Add pineapple and fry approx. 1 min. more. Add sugar and let caramelize slightly. Add ketchup, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar and let cook for approx. 4 min. Add chicken and toss well to combine. Before serving, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve sweet and sour chicken with rice and top with sliced scallions. Enjoy!
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • tbsp ketchup
    • ¾ tbsp soy sauce
    • 30 ml apple cider vinegar
    • ½ tbsp sesame seed (for serving)
    • scallion (for serving)
    • rice (cooked, for serving)
    • cooking spoon

    Drain most of the oil from the wok. Add onions and garlic and fry for approx. 30 sec. Add bell peppers and fry for approx. 1 min. Add pineapple and fry approx. 1 min. more. Add sugar and let caramelize slightly. Add ketchup, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar and let cook for approx. 4 min. Add chicken and toss well to combine. Before serving, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve sweet and sour chicken with rice and top with sliced scallions. Enjoy!

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