This speedy sweet and sour chicken is on the table quicker than your local Chinese can deliver! Whip up this wicked chicken dinner with crunchy mange tout and red pepper and serve it with wholesome brown rice for a feel good fake away!
Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake
|Typical Values||per 100g||per serving|
of which saturates
of which sugars
|Fibre||1.2 g||5 g|
|Protein||8.9 g||37.7 g|
|Salt||0.38 g||1.62 g|
In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.
Before you begin...
Get all your ingredients and equipment ready
Skim through these steps
Wash your fruit and veg
Note: Equipment and pan sizes vary. Make sure you cook food thoroughly (even if it takes you a little longer than 10 mins)
Now let's get started!
Deseed the red pepper[s] (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and cut into thin strips
Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat
Boil half a kettle
Once hot, add the diced chicken breast, red pepper strips and mange tout with a pinch of salt and cook for 2-3 min or until starting to soften
Combine the cornflour with 100ml [200ml] boiled water
Add the tomato ketchup, chilli jam, soy sauce, rice vinegar and 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] sugar and whisk until smooth – this is your sweet & sour sauce
Add the ginger & garlic paste to the pan and cook for 1 min
Add the sweet & sour sauce and cook for 2-3 min or until thickened and sticky and the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!)
Note: Please make sure you cook your chicken thoroughly (until piping hot!) as cooking equipment varies
Meanwhile, squeeze the pouch[es] of steamed brown basmati rice to separate the grains
Tear the top corner of the pouch[es] (just a little!) and microwave for 2 min or until piping hot
Tip: if you're cooking two pouches, pop them in together but increase the microwave cook time accordingly
Serve the sweet & sour chicken with the steamed brown basmati rice to the side