Sweet & sour chicken

Sweet & sour chicken

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  • 2
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes


  • 250 g Woolworths fully cooked coconut Jasmine rice
  • 400 g Woolworths free-range skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • salt, to taste
  • white pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • 5 T vegetable oil
  • ½ red pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 brown onion, cubed
  • 90 ml Woolworths sweet & sour sauce
  • fresh coriander, to serve
  • spring onion, sliced, to serve
  • lime wedges, to serve
  • fresh chilli, chopped, to serve (optional)

Cooking Instructions

1. Prepare jasmine rice according to package instructions.
2. Cut chicken breasts into medium-sized cubes and season with salt and white pepper.
3. Dip each piece of chicken into egg and coat with cornflour.
4. Heat 4 T vegetable oil in a wok or pan over a medium to high heat.
5. Add the chicken and fry for 4 minutes, or until golden brown, crispy and cooked through. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.
6. Heat 1 T oil in the wok or over a medium heat. Add red and yellow pepper and brown onion. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
7. Add the crispy chicken pieces and Woolworths sweet-and-sour sauce and bring to a gentle simmer.
8. To serve, divide the rice and chicken between 2 bowls and garnish with fresh coriander, sliced spring onion and lime. For an extra kick of heat, add freshly chopped chilli.

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Photography: Sadiqah Assur-Ismail
Recipes and Production: Hannah Lewry
Food assistant: Lerato Motau

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Hannah Lewry Recipe by: Hannah Lewry
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Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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