Friday, 4 January 2013

Fake-Away Chinese Food

Love Chinese food? but hate that false taste with high fat, high sugar and salt, then make your own in just 15 minutes.  I love this easy recipe and you could make the sauce to go with any meat or fish you like.  I use Chicken as it is low in fat.

Sweet and Sour Chicken - (Fake-away)
1 tabsp. oil (I use olive oil, but you can use veg oil)
1 onion - peeled and diced
1 green pepper - de-seeded and sliced
1 yellow peper - de-seeded and sliced
thumb piece of fresh ginger - peeled and grated
1 can pineapple pieces
1 can water chestnuts - cut in half
2 chicken breasts - cut into chunks (I use scissors, it's easier)
100ml pineapple juice - drained from can
150ml water
2 tabsp. tomato sauce
2 tabsp. brown sugar
2 tabsp. white wine vinegar
2 tabsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. cornflour
Rice - I use sticky Jasmine or Egg Fried Rice (bought from supermarket)

1. Drain the juice from the pineapple into a bowl, add the water, tomato sauce, white wine vinegar, soy sauce and brown sugar.
2. Mix a drop of water and the cornflour together to make a paste, add to the bowl and mix well.
3.  Heat the oil in a large frypan and fry the onion and peppers for 3 - 4 mins
4.  Add the chicken and continue stirring until changes colour and starts to brown - don't over cook
5.  Add the grated ginger, water chestnuts and pineapple - stir well
6.  Add the sauce mixture and continu to stir until it starts to boil.
turn the heat down and leave to simmer for 8-10 mins until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has started to thicken.
7.  Microwave the rice according to the instructions - I use 1 tub or 2 if we are really hungry.

Place the rice on a plate and heap the Sweet and Sour over it.

This is such a great recipe and I know what all the ingredients are.  You can of course make your own rice, but I buy it on a Friday night ready for our Fake - Away.


1 comment:

Canadian Chickadee said...

It sounds fabulous. I can't wait to try it. I love Chinese food, but can't eat MSG and even if you ask that it be left out, a lot of times, it's already in the dish and they can't remove it. So this sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing. And a very happy new year to you and yours!
Hugs, Carol