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.
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
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.