Easy Sweet And Sour Chicken Necessary materials;

For the Batter:

  • Maida/All Purpose Flour- 3 tbsp measure
  • Cornflour- 2 tsp measure
  • Baking powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- 1/4 tsp
  • Egg white- of 1 egg
  • Chilled Water- 4 tbsp

Sweet & Sour Sauce:

  • Tomato Ketchup- 4 tbsp
  • Sugar- 3 tbsp
  • White Vinegar- 3 tbsp
  • Dark Soy Sauce- 3/4 tsp

Preparation:

  • Wash and leave the chicken pieces/fillets to drain.
  • Pat dry if required and cut them into bite sized pieces. You could use a mix of boneless dark and white meat, makes the chicken pieces moist and juicy.
  • Marinate with salt and pepper powder and set aside for 20 mins.
  • Add all the ingredients of the sweet and sour sauce in a small bowl and give a mix. Set aside for use later.
  • Prepare the batter/mix as per ingredients specified above.

Process:

  • Heat oil for deep frying in a skillet or wok.
  • Once the oil is medium hot, dip the marinated chicken pieces in the batter and drop them in oil side by side to not crowd the pan.
  • Fry the chicken pieces on medium heat for 1 minute without turning them.
  • After that keep turning & frying the pieces for another 4-5 mins till golden in colour. Take it out & repeat the same with the next batch.
  • Now take a wok and add 1/2 tbsp oil.
  • Keep it on high heat and add the cubed peppers. Stir fry on high heat for 1 minute and then add the sweet & sour sauce. Mix and continue to fry on high heat for another minute till the sauce is cooked and thick.
  • Now add the fried chicken pieces, give a mix and continue to stir fry to coat the chicken pieces well with the sauce. This should take around 2 mins.
  • Serve with noodles or fried rice.

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