Sweet and Sour Chicken

Rather than order in to satisfy our Chinese food craving, I decided to make some homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken. 🙂 Turned out really good with a great balance of sourness from the apple cider and sweetness from the rest of the sauce. I love that it has a lot of vegetables in it too, so that makes it guilt free! Try this sometime 🙂
Time: 
  • Prep time – 20 minutes
  • Cook time – 20 minutes
Ingredients for the Chicken:
  • Boneless Chicken Thighs (cut into small pieces) – 600 g
  • Corn starch – 1/4 cup
  • Red bell pepper (Cubed) – 1
  • Green bell pepper (Cubed) – 1
  • Small sized Yellow onion (Cubed) – 1
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Ingredients for Sauce:
  • Brown or White sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1/2 cup
  • Low sodium soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic (Finely Chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Ketchup – 1/4  cup
  • Cornstarch slurry – mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water

Method: 

  1. In a medium sauce pan, add sauce ingredients sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and ketchup. Mix well and bring to a boil. Then add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce and mix well. Turn off the heat.
  2. Now start preparing the chicken. Mix the chicken pieces and cornstarch (1/4 cup) together. Add a little water so that the cornstarch can coat the chicken well.
  3. In a wide, flat base pan, drizzle the olive oil. Turn the heat on medium high.
  4. Add the cornstarch coated chicken. Saute for 15 minutes till the chicken is cooked through and browned.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, set it aside on another plate.
  6. Add the peppers and onions, to the flat pan. Saute for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked chicken and saute for 2 minutes
  8. Add the sauce and mix well till everything is coated. Note: If the sauce is too pungent for you, reduce the amount you add.
  9. Enjoy! Serve with warm rice 🙂

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