Sunday, 20 December 2015

Sweet & Sour Chicken

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Sweet & sour chicken is a classic Chinese recipe packed with chicken chunks, vegetables and pineapple.  It is among the most likes chinless recipes here in Pakistan.  It’s a awesome recipe to make during winters and believe me it would tastes a lot better than the one we get in restaurants.

Sweet and Sour Chicken


For chicken:

200 gm boneless chicken

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup cream

1/4 tsp  salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup milk or water

1/4 tsp black pepper powder

Oil for deep frying

For Sauce:

1 capsicum chopped in to squares

1 onion, cut in to squares

1 carrot peeled and sliced

2 slices pineapple chopped

1 tsp  garlic paste

1/4 tsp White Pepper powder

1 tsp red chili flakes

1/2 cup Tomato ketchup

2 tsp Soya sauce

1 tbsp Vinegar

Salt-according to taste

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 pineapple juice

Oil- 2-3 tbsp

Corn flour (about 2-3 tbsp mixed in water)


1) Mix all purpose flour, salt, cream, baking powder and milk (or water) in a mixing bowl. If the batter appears a little thick then you can add a little more milk Coat all the pieces of chicken with the batter and keep them for some time.

2) Heat oil in a skillet, once the oil is properly heated put the marinated chicken pieces in slowly one by one. The flame of the gas must be kept really slow so as to prevent the pieces from roasting. A high flame may cook the marinated chicken only from outside and the inner part may remain uncooked. The chicken must be cooked till it turns light brown in colour. Once the chicken is done take all the pieces out on a kitchen paper.

3) To prepare the sauce, heat a little oil in a pan and add garlic paste in it and fry it until it turns light brown. Add in the chopped onions, chopped capsicum and carrot slices, fry for 2 minutes

2) Next step includes adding tomato ketchup, white pepper powder, pineapple juice, Soya sauce, vinegar, red chili flacks and salt. This should be cooked properly on medium flame for around two or three minutes.

3) When you see little bubbles forming in the mixture then it is considered to be cooked properly. Next add the pieces of fried chicken,  pineapple pieces and stir the mixture properly with light hands to make sure that everything is properly coated.

4) Add a little corn starch mixed with some water and cook, (don't add it all at once, when the sauce starts to get thick turn off the flame. Serve plain boiled rice or garlic fired rice. 

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