Lychee Chicken

Lychee Chicken


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An unusual stir fry from China that combines salty chicken with sweet lychees. Use tinned lychees rather than fresh, they are more available and much more convenient!


Serves: 4 

  • 300g skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced for stir fry
  • 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tin lychees
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour, or more as needed
  • 4 tablespoons oil

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

  1. Toss the chicken with stock powder, pepper and sugar. In a bowl combine egg, milk, salt and some juice from the tin of lychees. Place the cornflour on a plate.
  2. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture then lightly coat with cornflour.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok on medium high and stir fry the chicken until golden. Drain on kitchen paper towels.
  4. To the wok, add the lychees and a splash of juice. Cook 30 seconds, then add the chicken and cook 1 minute, until heated through. Serve.

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