Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

Hello everyone!

Today’s recipe is in spirit of the new Chinese New Year. Can you believe this is the first Asian dish I have ever made at home?! ๐Ÿ˜† Well, having tasted this dish, I think I’m gonna try to learn more about Asian flavours and try more of them, ‘cuz this one was very tasty!

Sweet and sour is a very popular flavour in Chinese dishes and is not limited to chicken. You can make sweet and sour ribs, pork, fish and even shrimp. So, if you’re a fan of this flavour like I am, there are plenty of ways to cook with it!

My version of sweet and sour chicken is healthier than the other version, where chicken is deep fried and served with a sweet and sour sauce. What is your favouriteย Chinese dish by the way?

Here is the recipe! Hope you like it as much as I do ๐Ÿ˜€

Ingredients: 20140208-204109.jpg

1 (single) chicken breast, diced
1/4 cup diced red capsicum
1/4 cup diced green capsicum
1/2 cup pineapple pieces
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/8 cup chicken stock
1.5 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1.5 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons corn flour
1 tablespoon light olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

1.ย Heat oil in a pan. Then add the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and cook until browned. 20140208-205255.jpg 2. Add the red and green capsicum and cook for 2 minutes. 20140208-205932.jpg 3. Mix the rest of the ingredients , except the corn flour, in a bowl and then add to the pan with the pineapple pieces. 20140208-205500.jpg 4. Let simmer until the stock has just reduced. 20140208-205745.jpg5. Mix the corn flour with 2 teaspoons of water in a bowl and then add to the pan. 20140208-210141.jpg 7. Let simmer until the sauce has thickened. 20140208-210250.jpg 8. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy! ~~

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Other Sweet and Sour Chickens Around the World:

1. Sweet and Sour Chicken with Asparagus http://josephineharrington.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/sweet-and-sour-chicken/

2. Jamaican Sweet and Sour Chicken http://recafo.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/sunday-recipe-jamaican-sweet-sour-chicken/

3. Sweet and Sour Chicken with Ketchup and Soy Sauce: http://offthecuttingboard.wordpress.com/chicken/sweet-and-sour-chicken/

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16 thoughts on “Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

  1. Gorgeus the contrast between the sour and the sweet,Great the first chinese dish.
    I dont know the name but in few days I will post else a Asian dish…..
    Have nice week end!

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  2. Its taste must be similar to some Persian cuisines for instance; Fesenjan, Quince casserole, Aloo Bokhara casserole and so on as it is sweet and sour. So it matches to Iraninan palate. I canโ€™t wait to try it.
    Love U

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    1. Yep I think it definitely matches out palate! I must say this recipe was a bit sweeter though than Khoreshteh Beh for example, but you can always add a bit more vinegar ๐Ÿ˜€ love U, Thanks for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Why are you not blogging often? I have missed your posts and your visits to my blog. Please show up at least once a month and take care!

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    1. Oh time flies by Liz! I’ll definitely keep blogging , I really enjoy it, especially finding wonderful bloggers like you!… fingers crossed my new post is coming up this weekend!…take care, thanks for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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