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Sweet & Sour Chicken with Lychees

 
One serving costs about $1.5

$1.50 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Chinese,Asian
spoonacular Score:38%

Spoonacular Score: 38%

 

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Lychees might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 4. One portion of this dish contains around 25g of protein, 33g of fat, and a total of 448 calories. For $1.5 per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up sugar, egg white, onion, and a few other things to make it today. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. This recipe is typical of Chinese cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 37%. This score is not so super. Try Sweet and Sour Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Sweet 'N' Sour Chicken for similar recipes.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1.1 lb
1.1 lb skinless chicken meat
skinless chicken meat
1
1  egg white
egg white
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp corn flour
corn flour
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps white black pepper
white black pepper
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps cooking oil
cooking oil
7.06 oz
7.06 oz cucumber
cucumber
1 large
1 large onion
onion
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp garlic
garlic
1 can
1 can canned lychees
canned lychees
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps canned lychees
canned lychees
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
oyster sauce
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp ketchup
ketchup
1 tsp
1 tsp sugar
sugar
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp shaoxing wine
shaoxing wine
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
some
some spring onions
spring onions
1.1 lb skinless chicken meat
1.1 lb
skinless chicken meat
1  egg white
1
egg white
1 Tbsp corn flour
1 Tbsp
corn flour
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
0.25 tsps white black pepper
0.25 tsps
white black pepper
4 Tbsps cooking oil
4 Tbsps
cooking oil
7.06 oz cucumber
7.06 oz
cucumber
1 large onion
1 large
onion
1 Tbsp garlic
1 Tbsp
garlic
1 can canned lychees
1 can
canned lychees
2 Tbsps canned lychees
2 Tbsps
canned lychees
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp
oyster sauce
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp
ketchup
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp
sugar
1 Tbsp shaoxing wine
1 Tbsp
shaoxing wine
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
some spring onions
some
spring onions

Equipment

stove
stove
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
stove
stove
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Cut 500g of chicken thigh meat into bite size pieces. About 1 inch by 1 inch. Place the meat in a bowl. Add 1 egg white. Then add 1 tablespoon of corn flour. And add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. I use Masterfoods Garlic Pepper Seasonings whenever salt and pepper is required. A generous shake of this to get about 1/2 teaspoon will do. Mix it all well with your fingers. Set aside till ready to use. Peel and cut a large onion into bite size pieces, approximately the same size as the chicken. Do the same for the cucumber. But keep the skin on the cucumber. Drain a can of lychees. Reserve the juice. Add 4 tablespoons of cooking oil in a hot pan. Keep the heat at medium high at all times. When the pan is hot. Add the chicken and make sure they are evenly distributed on one side on the pan. Let the chicken cook. It will eventually turn golden brown. When that happens, turn it around and cook the other side. Once the chicken is golden brown on both sides, dish them out of the pan and set aside in a warm place. Pour away excess oil in the pan and reserve about 1 tablespoon of oil. Return the pan to the stove and add the onions. Stir fry for a minute. Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Stir fry till garlic is slightly toasted and fragrant. Add the cucumbers. Keep stir frying for another 30 seconds. Add the drained lychees. Mix well. Add 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce. Add 1 tablespoon of ketchup. Add 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing Huatiao cooking wine. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved lychee juice from the can. If the pan looks very dry, add 1 to 2 more tablespoons of the juice. Do not make too much sauce. We want the sauce to gently coat the meat and not drown the meat in it. Stir well to combine. Add a pinch of salt and pepper or 1/4 teaspoon of Masterfoods Garlic Pepper Seasonings. At this point, taste the sauce and adjust sweetness-sour levels accordingly. If too sweet, add a little more ketchup. If too sour, add more sugar. If not salty enough, add more salt+pepper. Different brands of oyster sauce and ketchup will affect this, so a taste test is a must. Once the sauce is ready, add the cooked chicken back to the sauce and toss evenly. The sauce should just gently coat the chicken without soaking it and making it soggy. Dish up and garnish with chives or spring onions. Serve immediately. Best eaten with rice.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.50
Ingredient
500 grams skinless chicken meat
1 egg white
1 tablespoon corn flour
¼ teaspoons white black pepper
4 tablespoons cooking oil
200 grams cucumber
1 large onion
1 tablespoon garlic
1 can canned lychees
2 tablespoons canned lychees
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon shaoxing wine
some spring onions
Price
$3.32
$0.18
$0.01
$0.01
$0.15
$0.48
$0.33
$0.18
$0.01
$0.82
$0.17
$0.05
$0.24
$0.04
$6.01

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Making your own ketchup from scratch won't actually save you money and will definitely cost you more time. Personally, we will be sticking with store bought, but watching our serving sizes to avoid too much sugar.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't waste any egg yolks or egg whites left over from separating eggs. Both can be frozen and used later (ice cube trays come in handy here!)

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

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Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
448 Calories
25g Protein
33g Total Fat
10g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
448
22%

Fat
33g
51%

  Saturated Fat
6g
40%

Carbohydrates
10g
4%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
93mg
31%

Sodium
454mg
20%

Alcohol
0.6g
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
25g
51%

Vitamin B3
8mg
44%

Selenium
20µg
29%

Vitamin B6
0.56mg
28%

Phosphorus
218mg
22%

Vitamin E
2mg
19%

Vitamin K
19µg
18%

Vitamin C
12mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.23mg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Potassium
417mg
12%

Magnesium
39mg
10%

Manganese
0.18mg
9%

Iron
1mg
8%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Copper
0.15mg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.41µg
7%

Folate
25µg
6%

Fiber
1g
5%

Vitamin A
246IU
5%

Calcium
40mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.25µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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