Sweet and Sour Chicken

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    Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Sweet and Sour Chicken

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    20min


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    About this recipe: Chicken cooked with pineapple, capsicum, carrots in a gingery, sugary sauce- your own Chinese right at home!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - diced
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 green capsicum pepper, sliced
    • 1/2 red capsicum pepper, sliced
    • 2 carrots, jullienned
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 small tin pineapple pieces, juice reserved
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon light brown soft sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

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

    1. Brown chicken in oil in a large wok over medium high heat. Add green pepper, red pepper, carrot and garlic and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
    2. In a small bowl, combine cornflour and soy sauce and mix together; pour mixture into the frying pan, along with the pineapple and juice, vinegar, sugar and ginger. Stir together and bring to a full boil. Serve over rice.
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    216

    With some changes this was a very tasty dish. First of all, I followed advice gleaned from a long-ago Chinese room-mate: always stir-fry boneless chicken cubes first (and quickly over high heat), adding them back to the stir-fry once the vegetables are tender crisp. Chicken breast can be very easily overcooked. Here are the other changes I made: I minced up 2 garlic and about a one-inch piece of fresh ginger. I used half of it to stir-fry the chicken and the other half to stir fry the vegetables. Speaking of the vegetables, I added broccoli and green onion (which I had on hand)to the mix. For the sauce, I followed the advice of many reviewers and doubled the vinegar and brown sugar, also adding the juice from a larger tin of pineapple cubes. Given the extra liquid, I decided to increase the amount of cornstarch from 1 to 2 Tbsp, which was perfect. With the extra sauce, I could have added more vegetables. Next time I would increase the peppers. I served it with brown rice. A very satisfying dinner.  -  22 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    193

    This recipe deserves 5 stars and I'd give more if I could. My pickiest son even loved this. I took others suggestions and doubled the sauce and got a 20 ounce can crushed pineapple and kept the soy sauce the same at 1/4 cup. I also added a heaping tablespoon of ketchup to give it that reddish color you see at restaurants. This was restaurant caliber and I'm adding it to my recipe box to make again and again in the future!  -  27 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    86

    I've made this as is and it was very good. With a few changes it can be awesome. I made a lot more sauce using a few different recipes for reference and I added onion. I will definitely make this again.  -  29 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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