This is Asian food heaven, battered pieces of chicken smothered in a sweet and spicy sauce, just looking at should get your mouth watering. It’s a bit like fiery sweet and sour chicken and if you are anything like me, fried Asian ior Chinese foods are a real treat.
What you need
500g boneless chicken thighs cubed
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 eggs beaten
Oil for frying
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon crushed red chili pepper
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the cornstarch and the eggs then add the chicken cubes and ensure that each pieces is well coated.
In a large pot or wok, heat oil to 180 celsius and fry the chicken pieces in small batches until golden.
Set the chicken pieces aside and start the sauce.
In a large saucepan add all the sauce ingredients and cook on a medium heat until it begins to thicken. Remove from the heat, add the chicken pieces and toss around for about 2 minutes to coat each morsel.
Serve immdeiately over rice.