Classic sweet and sour chicken

    20 min

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

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    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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    Really enjoyed this recipe, thanks for sharing, part of my favourites, mmmmmmmm  -  09 Nov 2017