Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Ingredients:

125 mg (4 1/2 oz) rice

2 tsp vegetable oil

200 (7 oz) skinless chicken breast (cut into bite size pieces)

1 carrot – cut into matchsticks

1 small red pepper – deseeded and cut into strips

½ tsp finely grated ginger

1 garlic clove – chopped finely (I love 3 garlic cloves)

100g (3 ½ oz) drained, canned pineapple, chunk in juice

2 spring onions (scallions) – sliced thinly on the diagonal

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp cornstarch

 

For the Sauce:

2 tbsp tomato ketchup

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 tsp caster sugar

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Method:

1.  Cook the rice according to pack instructions. Drain and keep warm.

2.  Meanwhile, mix all the sauce ingredients together in a jug with the pineapple juice and set aside.

3.  Heat a wok with the oil. Dip the chicken pieces in the soy sauce and then coat with cornflour.

4.  Add to the hot oil in batches. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning until golden and just cooked. Set to the one side.

5.  Add the carrot and peppers to the pan and cook for 2 minutes to soften slightly. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Tip the sauce into the pan, stir for 1 minute, until bubbling and everything is glossy.

6.  Add the chicken, pineapple chunks and spring onions and heat it all through. Serve with the rice.  (I love brown rice :))

 

Serves 2

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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