Do you know Chinese cuisines hold a maximum number of flavors than any other cuisine in the world? You can enjoy all the essential flavors such as sweet, sour, spicy, salty, and even bitter in Chinese food. Therefore, Chinese cuisines are popular in all parts of the world.
A lot of Chinese food items including chow mein, hotpot, and dumplings are extremely popular across the globe. However sweet and sour chicken has a separate fan base. The reason is that people love these yummy, crispy chicken bites spooned with incredibly yummy sweet and sour sauce. The sweet and sour chicken recipe is the most searched recipe over the Internet.
This flavorful Chinese cuisine is always the best pick to serve your loved ones with a perfect combination of sweet and sour flavors. Most people prefer to cook at home than takeout Because it’s time-saving and easy to make cuisine. If you are looking for a perfect recipe to prepare this tasty chicken at home? Then this recipe is perfect for you. Let’s follow this step-by-step guide and cook restaurants like sweet and sour chicken at home.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe
The majority of sweet and sour chicken lovers prefer the takeout option but preparing sweet and sour chicken at home is not out of your grasp. It requires only a few ingredients and approximately 30 minutes to prepare this dish. Moreover the homemade sweet and sour chicken tastes better.
The perfection of taste and aroma of this traditional Chinese cuisine solely relies on the sauce. Therefore, prepare the sauce with utmost care and make sure to add an adequate amount of pineapple chunks for a perfect combo of sweet and sour tastes.
- 15minutes for preparations
- 10 minutes for cooking
- 5 minutes for setting and garnishing
- Total time: 30 minutes
The basic ingredient that makes sweet and sour chicken sauce unique and different from other sauces is pineapple. You can use canned or frozen pineapple chunks. The ingredients include:
- 1kg boneless chicken
- 1cup of cornflour
- 3-4 eggs beat thoroughly
- Pineapple cubes 1-2cup
- One cup of sugar
- Half cup flour
- Red and green bell peppers cut into cubes 2cup
- Yellow onion 1cup
- Reduced sodium soy sauce 5-6 tablespoons
- Brown Sugar half cup
- Apple cider vinegar half cup
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- Tomato ketchup 1 cup and
The preparation of sweet and sour chicken is divided into two steps. One is the preparation of sweet and sour sauce and the other is chicken preparation.
Crispy Chicken Preparation
To prepare these crispy chicken bites take the boneless chicken. Breast chicken is best for this purpose. Wash and cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces. Take cornflour in a bowl and add salt, chili flakes, and cumin powder to it. Pour chicken cubes into this bowl and cover all the pieces with corn flour. Take oil in a pan and heat it over medium flame. Now dip the chicken pieces into egg batter and quote with flour. Fry till crispy golden texture. Remove from heat and place all the chicken pieces over cookie paper or you may also use tissue paper. It will absorb the extra oil
Sweet and Sour Sauce Preparation
To prepare sauce, take a bowl and mix soya sauce, ketchup, vinegar, both types of sugars, and garlic together. Mix well and keep this mixture aside. Take oil in a pan and heat. Add bell pepper cubes, pineapple, and onion chunks to the oil. Fry these items till soft. Put the sauce mixture into the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
In the last step add back the crispy chicken bites into the sauce mixture. Mix it well and cook for 5 minutes. If you love extra spices, you can add 1 tablespoon of peri-peri sauce. It is the best spice booster sauce that you can add to any meal to enhance the spice level.
Garnish with sesame oil, chili flakes, or dry but crushed nuts. Serve hot with your favorite drink
You must try this recipe at least once to enjoy homemade sweet and sour chicken. I’m pretty sure that you will add this recipe to your kitchen book to make this delicious cuisine again and again.