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Anyone got a good recipy for sweet and sour chicken; poss in slow cooker

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mindermummy Wed 03-Jun-09 08:28:34



For entertaining so as nice as poss.xx

Overmydeadbody Thu 04-Jun-09 14:46:31

sweet and sour chicken is a Chinese recipe, for stir frying. Please please please don't even think about making it in a slow cooker!shock

I am begging you.

It doesn't take long to make it in a wok.

Overmydeadbody Thu 04-Jun-09 14:51:36

From BBC website (but basically the same as I would do)

2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
1 small red pepper, de-seeded and cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces
1 small green pepper, de-seeded and cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces
thick thumb-size piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1x220g can water chestnuts, drained and sliced
1 bunch spring onions, cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces
1 small can sliced pineapple, drained and cut into chunks (optional)
ground white pepper
For the sauce:
1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
2 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
175 ml/6fl oz chicken stock
2 tbsp tomato purée
2 tbsp cornflour mixed with
2 tbsp water

1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the chicken, peppers, ginger and garlic. Fry for 2-3 minutes, then add the water chestnuts, spring onions and pineapple, if using, and fry for about 30 seconds.
2. Add all the sauce ingredients and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 6 minutes. Season with white pepper.

mckenzie Thu 04-Jun-09 21:00:43

would it be okay to use rice mirin instead of rice wine here do you thing omdb? Are they pretty much one and the same?

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