Now you are probably going to point out that there is sugar in a Chinese and you would be right. However, this is a healthy option that tastes just like the sugar-filled takeaways. It is filled with loving ingredients that will not only taste good but make you feel full.
Chinese is one of my husbands favourite meals so when I discover we could still have it without going to the takeaway I was so pleased. It’s tastes just like sweet and sour chicken and you don’t have to wait hours for the door bell to ring before you receive it. Below is the video and recipe for you.
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- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Saucepans x 2
- Diced chicken (preferably organic) x 500g
- Onion medium x 1
- Red pepper x 1
- Yellow pepper x 1
- Carrot x 1
- Pineapple x 425 g fresh
- Garlic cloves x 2
- Ginger root x 1 inch piece
- Coconut oil x 1 tbsp
- Water chestnuts x 1 240g tin
- Bamboo shoots x 1 240g tin
- Chopped green beans x 200g
- Salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients for the sauce
- Brown rice flour or cornflour x 2 tbsp
- Tamari x 2 tbsp
- Apple cider vinegar x 2 tbsp
- Maple syrup x 1 tbsp
- Tommy K (please see alexisrealfoodwagon.com for more details) or tomato puree x 2 tbsp
- Chicken stock x 250mls
- We use brown rice in this house so I would begin by boiling the rice as per the packet instructions as it takes a little longer to boil than white rice.
- Start by mixing all the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
- Next slice the onion, chop the pepper into small pieces, peel and crush the garlic, peel and slice the carrot and finally grate the ginger.
- Heat the coconut oil in the pan, add the onions and fry until soft.
- Add the chicken and fry with the onions.
- Then add the garlic and ginger root and fry for a further two minutes.
- Finally, add the pepper and green beans and fry again for a further two minutes and then add and stir in the pineapple for a minute.
- Remove the water from the water chestnuts and bamboo shoots and add to the pan.
- Pour the sauce over the top, bring to the boil and leave on a low heat to simmer for about 5 – 10 minutes.
- Serve with the rice and if you’re feeling extra healthy, add a side of broccoli as well.
Sweet and sour chicken – quicker than receiving from the takeaway and so much more tasty. I promise you will not be disappointed if you give it a try. Plus the leftovers, if there are any, can be frozen. So what are you waiting for tonight could be homemade takeaway night. However you decide to eat this dinner, as always, please enjoy.