Recipe

Sweet and sour chicken

Delicious, versatile and budget-friendly, chicken thigh fillets are the perfect family meal staple and go brilliantly in this easy-to-make sweet and sour dish.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Sweet and sour chicken
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 4 large chicken thigh fillets, sliced
  • 150 gram snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 large onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded, cut into chunks
  • 225 gram canned pineapple slices in juice, drained
  • 450 gram packed microwave long-grain rice
  • 1/4 roasted unsalted peanuts

Method

Sweet and sour chicken
  • 1
    In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar, vinegar, soy, tomato sauce and cornflour. Cook, whisking, until sauce boils and thickens. Simmer 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a wok, heat oil on high. Stir-fry chicken in 2 batches, 3-4 minutes each.
  • 3
    Return chicken to wok with sauce, vegetables and pineapple. Stir-fry 1-2 minutes until just tender.
  • 4
    Prepare rice following packet instructions. Serve sweet and sour chicken with rice, sprinkled with toasted peanuts.

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