You’ve probably tasted it many a time from the takeaway – now see if you can make it far better at home! Satisfy cravings for one of the best-loved Chinese classics with your own delicious version of this comforting treat. Pile your plate high and enjoy.

 

Slimming World sweet and sour chickenSERVES 4 – READY IN 30 MINS

Low calorie cooking spray

800g skinless and boneless chicken thighs, sliced thinly

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

4 spring onions, thinly sliced, plus extra to garnish

1 green pepper and 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks

200g fresh pineapple, cut into bite-sized pieces

Salt

 

 

 

For the sauce

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

6 tbsp light soy sauce

4 tbsp tomato purée

1 tbsp rice vinegar

6 tbsp unsweetened orange juice

100ml chicken stock

1-2 tsp sweetener

1 level tbsp cornflour

 

1 Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl until the cornflour is thoroughly blended. Set aside.

2 Spray a wok or deep frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. When it is very hot, add the chicken and stir-fry for 6-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

3 Add the garlic, spring onions and peppers and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

4 Pour the sauce into the pan and stir continuously for 1 minute until it thickens. The chicken and vegetables should be well coated with the sauce.

5 Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the pineapple, season with salt and garnish with spring onions. Serve with lots of noodles.

 

Credit: Recipes taken from Slimming World’s A Taste of Asia, available from all 10,000 Slimming World groups priced £4.95/€7.95. To find your nearest Slimming World group visit www.slimmingworld.com or call 0844 897 8000.

 

Images: Slimming World’s A Taste of Asia/Gareth Morgans.