Chinese Tamarind Chicken

Chinese Tamarind Chicken

Rating
4.00rating out of 5

(343 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Chinese

Use within

5-6 days

This speedy yet satisfying midweek stir-fry uses sour tamarind; a tropical pod that’s widely used in Asian cuisine. It lends depth and tartness of flavour; balancing beautifully with the soy sauce, sesame and a just a touch of sugar.

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Chinese

Use within

5-6 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 onion
basmati-rice
150g basmati rice
Red-pepper
1 red pepper
fresh-ginger
15g root ginger
Soy-sauce-sachet
3 soy sauce sachets (24ml) †
fresh-coriander
10g fresh coriander
Sesame-oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil †
Tamarind
1 tbsp tamarind paste
5-spice
1 tbsp 5 spice mix
British diced chicken 2
250g British diced chicken breast
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • Brown onion
  • Fragrant Basmati rice
  • Red pepper
  • Fresh root ginger
  • Soy sauce<strong>†</strong>
  • Coriander
  • Sesame seed oil<strong>†</strong>
  • Tangy tamarind paste
  • Chinese five spice mix
  • British diced chicken breast
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 590 kJ
141 kcal
2396 kJ
571 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
2.6 g
0.4 g
10.5 g
1.7 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
19.8 g
2.5 g
80.4 g
10.2 g
Fibre 0.1 g 0.4 g
Protein 9.7 g 39.2 g
Salt 0.45 g 1.84 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
Brown onion
Fragrant Basmati rice
Red pepper
Fresh root ginger
Soy sauce
Water, soya beans, roasted wheat, wheat, salt, alchohol (ethanol)
Coriander
Sesame seed oil
Tangy tamarind paste
Tamarind, water
Chinese five spice mix
STAR ANISE, CINNAMOM, FENNEL, BLACK PEPPER, CLOVE
British diced chicken breast
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (wheat-gluten, soya, sesame)

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.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1

Add the rice, 360ml (720ml) of water and salt (optional) to a pot with a lid on a high heat and bring to the boil

Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cover for 15-20 min or until the water is absorbed

Check to prevent over-cooking and once done, set aside until step 7

2

Place the diced chicken in a bowl

Add the five spice and 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) of salt and 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) of pepper to taste

Mix well with a fork and set aside for step 6

3

Peel the onion(s) and ginger and chop both finely

Remove the pepper's stem(s) and seeds and slice thinly

Mix together the soy, sesame oil, tamarind paste, and 1 tsp (2 tsp) of sugar in a bowl for step 6

4

Add 1-2 tbsp of vegetable oil to a large pan or wok on a high heat

Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and sear for 1-2 min, or until browned all over

Remove with a slotted spoon, set aside and retain the pan with the oil for step 6

5

Return the pan to a high heat and cook the onion and ginger for 1 min, stiring to prevent burning

Add just enough water to the pan to add moisture and to lift the bits off of the bottom

Add the pepper and cook for 1-2 min, or until browned with a slight bite

6

Add the seared chicken and soy mixture

Add 100ml (150ml) of water to the pan and cook for 1 min

Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 3-4 min or until the chicken is cooked through

7

Fluff the rice with a fork and add to the chicken pan

Mix everything together quicky and remove from the heat

Tip: If the stir-fry is too dry gradually add a few tbsp of water

Roughly chop the coriander

8

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Serve the stir-fry steaming hot

Garnish with coriander

Enjoy!

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