Baked sweet and sour chicken

Baked sweet and sour chicken Easy Food

Serves 4

For the sauce:
4 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
3 tbsp apricot jam, or orange marmalade
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
Fresh ginger, grated (2cm piece)
For the chicken:
650g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped into bite-sized pieces
3 tbsp cornflour
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp vegetable oil
½ an onion, chopped
½ red pepper and ½ green pepper, deseeded and chopped
To serve:
Fried rice

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4.
  2. In a bowl, whisk all of the ingredients for the sauce together until combined. Set aside.
  3. Place the cornflour in one bowl and beat the egg in a second. Toss the chicken in the cornflour until thoroughly coated, shaking off any excess, then coat the chicken in the beaten egg.
  4. Heat a large pan over a high heat and add the oil. Working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan, cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes until browned on all sides. Transfer each batch to a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  5. Return all of the chicken to the pan and add all of the sauce. Stir to coat the chicken thoroughly. Transfer everything to a baking dish and bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in the onion and peppers until coated with the sauce. Bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked. Serve immediately with fried rice.

Per serving: 497kcals, 20.3g fat (5.1g saturated), 26.7g carbs, 12.5g sugars, 50.6g protein, 1.5g fibre, 1.234g sodium