Sweet & Sour Chicken with Lychees

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Lychees

  Ready in : 45 mins

If you want to add more gluten free and dairy free recipes to your recipe box, Sweet & Sour Chicken with Lychees might be a recipe you should try. One portion of this dish contains approximately 26g of protein, 19g of fat, and a total of 329 calories. For $1.68 per serving, this recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. If you have garlic, sugar, corn flour, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It works well as an affordable main course. Not a lot of people really liked this Chinese dish. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 40%, this dish is not so excellent. Lime Custards with Lychees, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Sweet and Sour Chicken are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

chicken thigh meat

chicken thigh meat

500 g

egg white

egg white

1

corn flour

corn flour

1 tablespoon

salt

salt

0.25 teaspoon

pepper

pepper

0.25 teaspoon

cooking oil

cooking oil

4 tablespoons

cucumber

cucumber

200 g

onion

onion

1 large

garlic

garlic

1 tablespoon

lychees

lychees

1 can

liquid from the lychees above

liquid from the lychees above

2 tablespoons

oyster sauce

oyster sauce

1 tablespoon

ketchup

ketchup

1 tablespoon

sugar

sugar

1 teaspoon

shaoxing huatiao cooking wine

shaoxing huatiao cooking wine

1 tablespoon

salt and pepper

salt and pepper

4 servings

chives/spring onions to garnish

chives/spring onions to garnish

4 servings

Cooking in Steps

  1. 1
    Cut 500g of chicken thigh meat into bite size pieces. About 1 inch by 1 inch.

    chicken thighs

    chicken thighs

    meat

    meat

  2. 2
    Place the meat in a bowl.

    meat

    meat

    bowl
    bowl
  3. 3
    Add 1 egg white.

    egg whites

    egg whites

  4. 4
    Then add 1 tablespoon of corn flour.

    corn flour

    corn flour

  5. 5
    And add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. I use Masterfoods Garlic Pepper Seasonings whenever salt and pepper is required. A generous shake of this to get about 1/2 teaspoon will do.

    salt and pepper

    salt and pepper

    seasoning

    seasoning

    garlic

    garlic

    pepper

    pepper

    salt

    salt

  6. 6
    Mix it all well with your fingers. Set aside till ready to use.

  7. 7
    Peel and cut a large onion into bite size pieces, approximately the same size as the chicken.

    whole chicken

    whole chicken

    onion

    onion

  8. 8
    Do the same for the cucumber. But keep the skin on the cucumber.

    cucumber

    cucumber

  9. 9
    Drain a can of lychees. Reserve the juice.

    lychee

    lychee

    juice

    juice

  10. 10
    Add 4 tablespoons of cooking oil in a hot pan. Keep the heat at medium high at all times.

    cooking oil

    cooking oil

    frying pan
    frying pan
  11. 11
    When the pan is hot.

    frying pan
    frying pan
  12. 12
    Add the chicken and make sure they are evenly distributed on one side on the pan.

    whole chicken

    whole chicken

    frying pan
    frying pan
  13. 13
    Let the chicken cook. It will eventually turn golden brown. When that happens, turn it around and cook the other side.

    whole chicken

    whole chicken

  14. 14
    Once the chicken is golden brown on both sides, dish them out of the pan and set aside in a warm place.

    whole chicken

    whole chicken

    frying pan
    frying pan
  15. 15
    Pour away excess oil in the pan and reserve about 1 tablespoon of oil. Return the pan to the stove and add the onions. Stir fry for a minute.

    onion

    onion

    cooking oil

    cooking oil

    stove
    stove
    frying pan
    frying pan
  16. 16
    Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Stir fry till garlic is slightly toasted and fragrant.

    minced garlic

    minced garlic

    garlic

    garlic

  17. 17
    Add the cucumbers. Keep stir frying for another 30 seconds.

    cucumber

    cucumber

  18. 18
    Add the drained lychees.

    lychee

    lychee

  19. 19
    Mix well.

  20. 20
    Add 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce.

    oyster sauce

    oyster sauce

  21. 21
    Add 1 tablespoon of ketchup.

    ketchup

    ketchup

  22. 22
    Add 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing Huatiao cooking wine.

    wine

    wine

  23. 23
    Add 1 teaspoon of sugar.

    sugar

    sugar

  24. 24
    Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved lychee juice from the can. If the pan looks very dry, add 1 to 2 more tablespoons of the juice. Do not make too much sauce. We want the sauce to gently coat the meat and not drown the meat in it.

    lychee

    lychee

    juice

    juice

    meat

    meat

    frying pan
    frying pan
  25. 25
    Stir well to combine.

  26. 26
    Add a pinch of salt and pepper or 1/4 teaspoon of Masterfoods Garlic Pepper Seasonings.

    salt and pepper

    salt and pepper

    seasoning

    seasoning

    garlic

    garlic

    pepper

    pepper

  27. 27
    At this point, taste the sauce and adjust sweetness-sour levels accordingly. If too sweet, add a little more ketchup. If too sour, add more sugar. If not salty enough, add more salt+pepper. Different brands of oyster sauce and ketchup will affect this, so a taste test is a must.

    oyster sauce

    oyster sauce

    ketchup

    ketchup

    pepper

    pepper

    sugar

    sugar

  28. 28
    Once the sauce is ready, add the cooked chicken back to the sauce and toss evenly. The sauce should just gently coat the chicken without soaking it and making it soggy.

    cooked chicken

    cooked chicken

    whole chicken

    whole chicken

  29. 29
    Dish up and garnish with chives or spring onions.

    spring onions

    spring onions

    chives

    chives

  30. 30
    Serve immediately. Best eaten with rice.

    rice

    rice