Sweet and Sour ChickenMake on Drop
We are doing a few low calorie recipes for the New Year. I am not a big supporter of low calorie eating, as you will probably know as I don't think it really does much for anyone. If you focus on calories rather than growing taller, I think you will have a shorter more depressing life! I feel as though the best way to be fit and healthy is to exercise and to make as much of your food as you can from scratch, with ingredients you recognise as being actual food. No numbers, no nasties, no additives. So this one is extremely delicious, better than any takeout (#fakeaway) and completely doable with ease on a hot night! Enjoy counting the calories, it won't take you long, cos there aren't many!
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- 1 Fresh pineapple, peeled and cored and sliced
- 200 Grams Fresh Rice Noodles or packaged, cooked as per packet instructions. Recipe
- 1 Brown Onion peeled and halved
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- 2 Red Chillie(s)
- 40 Grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
- 30 Grams Apple Cider Vinegar
- 50 Grams Tomato Paste
- 30 Grams Soy Sauce
- 300 Grams Pineapple juice
- 1 Tablespoon Cornflour or Cornstarch
- 2 Chicken breasts, diced
- 1 Capsicum/Pepper red, de-seeded and cut into cubes
- 1 Capsicum/Pepper green, de-seeded and cut into cubes
- 250 Grams Snow peas
Heat a griddle pan and drizzle with EVOO. Cook the pineapple in batches until it's all nicely charred. Set aside.
Cook the rice noodles as per packet instructions. Set aside to cool.
To make the sauce, place onion, garlic, chilli and EVOO into the Thermomix bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 6 Cook for 5 min/Varoma/speed 1 Remove from bowl and set aside.
Place apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, soy sauce, pineapple juice and cornflour into the Thermomix bowl and combine 5 sec/speed 6 Add the onion mix and caspicums into the bowl. Cook 6 min/100°C/Reverse/speed 1.
Cut up the chicken into cubes and fry in a hot pan with EVOO until browned and cooked through.
To assemble, place rice noodles on a plate, top with capsicum, snow peas, grilled pineapple and chicken. Pour sauce over the top.
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