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Sweet And Sour Chicken

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Chinese-style crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is a crispy light fried chicken simmered in a well-balanced fragranced sticky sauce along with crunchy vegetable chunks.

Sweet and sour chicken is the most popular Chinese dish, and it is very delicious!. It is also a customizable dish; you can alter the vegetables depending on what’s in your fridge.

Chinese-style crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is a crispy light fried chicken simmered in a well-balanced fragranced sticky sauce along with crunchy vegetable chunks.
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Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe

If you’re struggling to find something to cook for dinner, sweet and sour chicken is one of the best choices you can quickly make; it is sweet, tangy, and nicely sour. It is my ultimate favourite chicken recipe.

Chinese-style crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is a crispy light fried chicken simmered in a well-balanced fragranced sticky sauce along with crunchy vegetable chunks.

Sweet And Sour Chicken Ingredients

Recipe Ingredients
  • Chicken breast fillets, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • Cornflour
  • Egg
  • Plain flour
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cooking oil

Sauce Ingredients

  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic, crushed
  • Water
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Brown sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh ginger
  • Onion chopped thin slices
  • Bell peppers chopped into big pieces
  • Cooking oil
Chinese-style crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is a crispy light fried chicken simmered in a well-balanced fragranced sticky sauce along with crunchy vegetable chunks.

How To Make Sweet And Sour Chicken

How to make the recipe step by step

Preparing the chicken and veggies:

Wash the chicken then pat them dry with a paper towel after that chop into bite-size pieces.
Wash the onion and bell peppers then chop the bell pepper into big pieces and the onion into thin slices.

Light Frying the chicken:

Prepare three bowls as the following:
First one: crack the egg then beat it.
Second one: put the cornflour
Third one: mix the flour, salt, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper.
Now, heat the oil in a large or medium skillet on high heat.
After that, coat the chicken pieces in cornflour then dip in the egg and finally coat in the flour mixture then place then in the hot oil and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side (you may need to cook them in two batches).
Then place them on a plate lined with a kitchen towel.

How to make the sauce step by step

preparing the sauce:

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat then add the onion, bell pepper, ginger and garlic then cook for 2-3 minutes.
After that, add the tomato ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard and water and bring to a boil. After that, lower the heat and leave the sauce to simmer until it slightly thickens.
Now, toss the chicken pieces in the sauce, stir to cover the chicken with the sauce then serve.

Chinese-style crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is a crispy light fried chicken simmered in a well-balanced fragranced sticky sauce along with crunchy vegetable chunks.

What Dishes To Serve with This Sweet And Sour Chicken

The best dish to serve with this recipe is rice; any kind you prefer.

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Chinese-style crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is a crispy light fried chicken simmered in a well-balanced fragranced sticky sauce along with crunchy vegetable chunks.
Chinese-style crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is a crispy light fried chicken simmered in a well-balanced fragranced sticky sauce along with crunchy vegetable chunks.
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Sweet And Sour Chicken

Chinese-style crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is a crispy light fried chicken simmered in a well-balanced fragranced sticky sauce along with crunchy vegetable chunks.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Sweet And Sour Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 518kcal

Ingredients

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 onion chopped thin slices
  • 2 bell peppers chopped into big pieces
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions

  • wash the chicken then pat them dry with a paper towel after that chop into bite-size pieces.
  • Wash the onion and bell peppers then chop the bell pepper into big pieces and the onion into thin slices.
  • Prepare three bowls as the following: First one: crack the egg then beat it, Second one: put the cornflour and Third one: mix the flour, salt, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper.
  • Now, heat the oil in a large or medium skillet on high heat.
  • After that, coat the chicken pieces in cornflour then dip in the egg and finally coat in the flour mixture then place then in the hot oil and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side (you may need to cook them in two batches).
  • Then place them on a plate lined with a kitchen towel.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat then add the onion, bell pepper, ginger and garlic then cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • After that, add the tomato ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard and water and bring to a boil. After that, lower the heat and leave the sauce to simmer until it slightly thickens.
  • Now, toss the chicken pieces in the sauce, stir to cover the chicken with the sauce then serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 718mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 2149IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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