Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken (with Jellybeans)

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken (with Jellybeans)


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Chicken and jelly beans? Sounds crazy, right? But it works very well to create an easy sweet and sour sauce for chicken breasts.

Roxanne E Chan

Serves: 4 

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 small orange jelly beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons minced spring onions
  • 1 teaspoon fresh coriander sprigs, for garnish

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium high heat. Brown chicken in oil for 2 to 3 minutes then reduce heat to low. Cover and saute for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through and juices run clear. Remove chicken from frypan and keep warm.
  2. In the same frypan combine the stock, vinegar, honey, jelly beans, chilli flakes, garlic and ginger. Simmer over medium heat until liquid is reduced by half then remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in almonds and spring onion. Slice reserved chicken and place on a platter. Spoon sauce over the top and garnish with coriander.

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