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Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken with Vegetables
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Vegetables, a delicious Asian-inspired dish that tastes so much better than any take-away. A fantastic sweet and sour chicken sauce, and fluffy rice, this is one healthy chicken dinner for everybody to enjoy.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: healthy chinese recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 653 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts (diced)
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp muscovado sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2.5 cm fresh ginger root
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 onion
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken in a bag, add one tablespoon of corn flour, a quarter of a teaspoon of salt and the ground pepper and seal the bag.

  2. Shake it well so that the chicken can be coated evenly.

  3. Heat up two tablespoons of oil in a pan, add the chicken and fry until brown and cooked through.

  4. Peel and grate the garlic cloves and ginger, chop the spring onions and add them to a wok together with half a teaspoon of oil.

  5. Stir for 30 seconds, then add peppers and onion chopped roughly.

  6. Stir well for about 5 minutes, so that the vegetables can soften. A high heat is recommended when stir frying.

  7. Season with salt to taste.

  8. In a separate pan, combine the ketchup, soy sauces, vinegar, sugar and sesame oil.

  9. Mix one tablespoon of corn flour with two tablespoons of cold water, then add the mixture to the pan.

  10. Stir gently on a medium heat until the sauce thickens.

  11. Pour it over the vegetables, add the cooked chicken and mix well.

  12. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken with Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 653 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 2114mg88%
Potassium 1450mg41%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 2477IU50%
Vitamin C 198mg240%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.