Sweet and sour chicken thigh fillets

Sweet and sour chicken thigh fillets

Serves: 4 | Preparation Time: 20 mins  | Cooking Time: 20mins


500g Hazeldenes chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2.5cm pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten
⅓ cup cornflour
¼ cup plain flour
Peanut oil, for shallow-frying
1 can (432g) pineapple chunks in natural juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup tomato sauce
1 tbsp malt vinegar
Extra 1 tbsp peanut oil
1 brown onion, chopped
1 red capsicum, chopped
1 green bullhorn chilli, trimmed, thickly sliced
2 green onions, cut into 2cm pieces
4 cups steamed jasmine rice


  1. Combine egg, ¼ cup cornflour, flour and ¼ cup water in a bowl. Add chicken. Toss to coat.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Shake excess batter from chicken. Cook chicken, in batches, for 4 minutes or until cooked through and crisp. Drain on paper towel.
  3. Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine remaining cornflour, reserved pineapple juice, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup and vinegar in a medium jug.
  4. Heat extra oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add brown onion, capsicum and chilli. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until starting to soften. Add sauce mixture. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until sauce bubbles and thickens. Add pineapple, chicken and green onion. Stir until heated through. Serve chicken with rice. Enjoy!
Results may vary.