Sweet and Sour Chicken
Over the years, the focus of my blog has been on Indian food, both authentic and British Indian restaurant style. It still is but I have had a lot of people asking me if I cook other types of food too. Long before I ever cooked Indian food, my passion was in Chinese, Thai and Mexican cooking so I’ve decided to post a few of those recipes on the blog too. Why not?
Growing up near San Francisco, I learned a lot about Chinese food. If you like a good Chinese takeaway, you are going to want to try these recipes as they are even better.
What’s more, my sweet and sour chicken is very easy to make once you get the hang of it. You really can’t go wrong. The sauce is made from my easy Chinese chicken stock which you will find here. You could also use shop bought chicken stock but the result won’t be as good.
As the name implies, this is a sweet and sour dish. I think I have the flavours mixed quite well but you can easily adjust them to your own taste. For more sweetness, add more sugar, orange or pineapple juice. For a more sour flavour, extra lemon juice or vinegar will do the trick.
Most people in India don’t call their saucy dishes ‘curry’. The word is a British invention. The Chinese don’t call their saucy dishes curry either of course but in the end, these saucy dishes tick all the requirements for being a good curry. Chinese sweet and sour chicken curry! I like that.
If you enjoy this Indo-Chinese recipe why not give these others a go: