Classic sweet and sour chicken

Classic sweet and sour chicken


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About this recipe: Skip the expense of the local takeaway and make your own delicious sweet and sour chicken in the comfort of your own kitchen!


Serves: 4 

  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • oil, for cooking
  • 500g boneless chicken breast fillet, cut into small chunks
  • 1 (2cm) piece root ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • 2 tablespoons soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 4 tablespoons cold water

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Begin by making the batter. In a small mixing bowl beat the eggs together with the salt, pepper and flour until lump-free.
  2. Warm a generous amount of oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan over a medium-high heat.
  3. Dip chicken pieces into the batter and cook in the hot oil for a few minutes until crispy and the chicken is no longer pink in the centre. Transfer the chicken pieces to a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain the excess oil.
  4. In a frying pan over a medium heat cook and stir the ginger and garlic together for 2 minutes. Add the honey followed by the soya sauce, vinegar and salt and pepper. Dissolve 1 tablespoon cornflour in cold water and add to the pan; bring to a simmer, stirring often. Add chicken pieces to the sauce and heat through for a few minutes. Serve immediately.

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