Wednesday 15 August 2007

Sweet and Sour Chinese Chicken

This is one of the favorite recipe of my daughter (Naturally she picks out all the vegetables and then i am sitting there and telling her just eat the veggizs) to be honest she have lot of favorite dishes, if i am busy in the kitchen and she ask me what am I preparing and then i tell her which dish i am busy with, she tells mmmm that is my favorite dish to which i remark you always tell me that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can make this dish with chicken or pork. In the book the recipie was for pork but i always do with chicken.


Chicken is fried

Ready to serve

700 gm chicken breast cut into bitesize pieces
1 tsp sugar
5 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp dry sherry
1 egg yolk
corn flour
oil for deepfrying
1 large onion roughly chopped
5 spring onions sliced
1 red capsicum sliced
200 gm mushrooms slices
2 celery stick sliced
3 tbsp oil extra
250 pineapple in a can
3 tbsp ketchup
60 ml vinegar
1 cup water
3 tbsp cornflour
Combine sugar, 1 and a half tbsp of soysauce, sherry , egg yolk and the chicken stir well untill all the chicken is coated. Cover and leave one hour.
Drain Meat from the marinade, reserve the liquid.
Heat oil in a wok for deep frying the chicken. Coat the chicken with corn flour ( i put the chicken in a plastice bag together with the corn flour and five a shake). Now fry the meat till golden brown. I do this in several batches not to over fill the wok.
Now heat 3 tbsp oil in a another wok or pan, add all the vegetables, saute them for 5 minutes.
Drain pineapple and keep it aside. Now add to the fried chicken stir then add the ketchup, rest of the soya sauce, vinegar, water, marinade liquid , pineapple juice. Cook fro 2 minutes. Now add the sliced pineapple. In the mean time make a paste with the cornflour adding a bit of water and then add it to the wok and cook for few minutes till the dishes has thickened.
Serve with rice or noodles.
My tip. If i think the sauce is too thick i just add a bit of water to the dish. Or if it is too watery i add mor corn flour to make it thick.


Padma said...

thsts cool looking sweet n sour chicken, first time to your blog and loved the space you have here....
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Dori said...

I like the Chinese recipes you have here...I'm gonna add you to my bloggroll so I can keep checking back for more!!!

Finla said...

Thanx Meeso