Sweet & Sour Chicken Fakeaway

Sweet & Sour Chicken Fakeaway

Here's a great recipe for a healthy, sweet and sour chicken. Pineapple and honey provides the sweet kick to the dish, whilst garlic, soy and rice wine vinegar add the sour elements.

This dish is extremely moorish, fruity and loved by the whole family. Serve with white rice and spring onions.

Sweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen


Healthy Sweet & Sour Fakeaway

This healthy sweet and sour takeaway is packed with lots of fresh pineapple and peppers; serve with baked fish, chicken or pork for the ultimate comforting fake-away!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2
  • 1 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1/2 pineapple (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes (optional)
Rest of ingredients
  • Oil or low cal spray
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 chicken breasts cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste (if you don’t have the mixed one, just add a tsp of each)
  • 2 bell peppers (Of any colour, but I like to use one red and one green)
  • ¼ pineapple cut into bitesized chunks
  • 2 spring onion (Optional)
  1. Mix your chopped chicken with ginger garlic paste and 2 tbsp soy sauce; set aside to marinate for 20 minutes whilst you make the sauce

  2. To make the sauce: mix all 'sauce' ingredients together and blend until smooth in your food processor/blender

  3. Heat a large frying pan and spray with low-cal spray or a small amount of oil

  4. Add chicken and chopped onions to the pan and stir fry until chicken begins to brown

  5. Add peppers, and stir fry until chicken is cooked through and peppers and onions are lightly browned 

  6. Add the sauce you prepared earlier to the pan, turn down the heat and stir thoroughly to coat the chicken and veg

  7. Cook for a further 5 minutes, then remove from heat and serve

  8. I served mine with steamed white rice, sprinkled with chopped spring onions

How to make healthy sweet and sour chicken at home

  1. Marinate chopped chicken with soy sauce and garlic and ginger paste
  2. Mix to thoroughly coat the chicken
  3. Cover and put in the fridge for half an hour, while you make the sauce and prepare the vegetables
  4. For the sauce, make sure you have all the ingredients measured 
  5. Mix together the rice wine vinegar, garlic granules and cornflour
  6. Stir to make  smooth paste
  7. Add all ingredients to your food processor/blender/liquidiser
  8. Mix/blend until smooth. Then set aside, whilst you cook the rest of the meal. 
  9. Chop an onion, two peppers and the remainder of the pineapple. This is the vegetable which will be cooked alongside the chicken; so chop to the size you prefer to eat, I like mine like this:
  10. Heat oil in a large pan
  11. Add the earlier marinated chicken to the hot oil, with the chopped onions and cook until the chicken begins to get some colourSweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen
  12. Add the chopped peppers and stir 
    Sweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen
  13. Once the chicken and peppers are browning, add the pineapple chunks to the pan and stirSweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen
  14. Add the earlier prepared sauce to the panSweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen
  15. Stir to coat the vegetables and chicken and bring the mixture to boil
    Sweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen
  16. Add soy sauce to the pan
    Sweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen
  17. Stir and continue to simmer for a couple of minutes
    Sweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen
  18. Optional - taste the mixture and add some dried chilli flakes if you want it to be spicy
  19. Serve and enjoy! 
    Sweet and sour chicken healthy recipe | hint of helen

We love eating this sweet and sour with salt and pepper chips! Click here to view my salt and pepper chips recipe


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