Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

Hello everyone!
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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?! :lol: 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 favourite Chinese dish by the way?

Ingredients:
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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. Heat oil in a pan. Then add the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and cook until browned.
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2. Add the red and green capsicum and cook for 2 minutes.
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3. Mix the rest of the ingredients , except the corn flour, in a bowl and then add to the pan with the pineapple pieces.
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4. Let simmer until the stock has just reduced.
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6. Mix the corn flour with 2 teaspoons of water in a bowl and then add to the pan.

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7. Let simmer until the sauce has thickened.

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8. Serve with steamed rice.
Enjoy! ~~photo 2 (2)

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/