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Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and sour chicken


This dish is quick and easy to prepare and is really appealing to young tastebuds. It also makes a good family meal.

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  1. In a bowl, beat together the egg yolk, cornflour and milk.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a wok or frying pan.
  3. Season the chicken, dip into the batter and sauté the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the wok and set aside.
  4. Mix together all the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce.
  5. Heat the remaining vegetable oil in the wok and stir fry the carrot, for one minute, add the courgette and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the sauce, bring to the boil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add the chicken and heat through for a couple of minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in the spring onions.
  9. Season to taste.
  10. Serve with fluffy white rice.

Recipe by Annabel Karmel


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1tbsp cornflour
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 2 large or 3 small chicken breasts cut into pieces
  • 3tbsp vegetable oil
  • 100g carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 75g small courgettes, cut into strips or fine green beans
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 4tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3tsp caster sugar
  • 150ml water
  • 2tsp cornflour

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