Spicy,Sweet and Sour Chicken

I always enjoy cooking my chicken differently from the normal South Indian style.I came across this particular recipe in a All About Chinese Cooking book long back in Singapore. I have a habit of writing down the recipes of my choice before retuning the books back to the library.This semi-authentic Chinese dish- I just love the combination of the ingredients and the sauce contain great flavors-spicy,sourly and sweet. The combination of egg with cornflour really gives the chicken taste and lightly crunch too. My hubby like the taste very much.Go easy on the bird eye chillies..was definitely a very spicy dish and I had reserve some of the shallow fried chicken for my kids before adding to the sauce..just like nuggets..

Spicy, Sweet and Sour Chicken

Serving Size: 5

1 cup boneless skinless chicken cubed
1 red onions chopped roughly
1 tomato diced
4 slice ginger
1tbsp minced garlic
2 bird eye chillies halved crosswise
1 carrot diced
1 cucumber diced
1 green bell pepper diced
2tbsp cornstarch
1 large egg
chopped coriander leaves
spring onions sliced diagonally

For the sauce:
4 tbsp tomato puree
1tsp brown sugar
2tbsp lime juice
2tsp soy sauce
2tbsp sweet and sour sauce
1/4 cup chicken stock
1tsp hot sauce

Place all ingredients in a bowl and blend well. Keep aside.

Preparation Methods:
Stir cornstarch into slightly beaten egg until well combined. Add the cubed chicken chunks and stir well to coat.Shallow fry the coated chicken in several batches until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper-keep aside.Leave about 2 tsp hot oil in the wok, stir fry ginger and chili for 30 sec, until fragrant. Add the chopped onions followed by garlic and tomatoes. Then add the carrots. Cook until the carrots are semi-tender- then add the chicken cubes and saute for about 5 minutes. Pour in the blended sauce. Finally add the remaining ingredients and remove when the sauce starts to boil. If you feel that the sauce is too thick, add more stock or water; if too thin, thicken with cornstarch. Serve hot with steam white rice o fried rice..


Sarah Naveen said…
Oh wow!!! the chicken with all u want..spicy,sweet and sour...
looks delicious ...
my kitchen said…
Chicken with pulavo looks delicious
Chitra said…
will try with a veggie..colorful :)
Shama Nagarajan said…
i am tempted to grab it from ur plate
Tina said…
Pass that bowl dear...Delicious.
Urmi said…
Sweet and sour chicken is one of my favourite dish. Lovely presentation with yummy pictures.