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Sweet and Sour Chilli Mango Chicken | National Dish Recipe from South East Asia…maybe

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Mango with sesame seeds National Dish Recipe
The colour alone of Sweet and Sour Chicken with Mango is enough. All pictures copyright of nationaldish.co.uk

– we’re not 100% sure where this dish might originate.

I accidentally made it up, but that’s not to say it doesn’t exist. So in actual fact this could be a South East Asian ‘influenced’ English dish – Changlo food! You saw it here first.

Anyway, I fancied sweet and sour chicken, but wanted to add lots of chilli and forgot to buy pineapple, so used some mango I had – hence…

It’s really good – I also knocked up a cheats Mushroom Chow Mein on the side.

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Sweet and Sour Chilli Mango Chicken | National Dish Recipe from South East Asia
Course Main Dish
Cuisine British, Chango, Chinese, Thai
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Main bits
  • 2 small skinless chicken breasts, diced into large, as square as possible, bite sized chunks (big ones ok?)
  • 1/2 red pepper cut the same size as the onion
  • 1 large white onion cut in to 1 inch square pieces, look at the pic
Sauce
Marinade
Mushroom Chow Mein
Course Main Dish
Cuisine British, Chango, Chinese, Thai
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Main bits
  • 2 small skinless chicken breasts, diced into large, as square as possible, bite sized chunks (big ones ok?)
  • 1/2 red pepper cut the same size as the onion
  • 1 large white onion cut in to 1 inch square pieces, look at the pic
Sauce
Marinade
Mushroom Chow Mein
Instructions
  1. First thing is to marinate the chicken. To do that, in a bowl add the diced chicken, soy, garlic powder and Chinese five spice - leave that whilst you do the rest - not long really.
    Let the chicken marinate for as long as possible Chunky onion and mushroom for Sweet and Sour Chicken and Mango from National Dish
  2. Chop everything up and get it ready - you want decent chunks. If you're doing a side, I did a cheats Mushroom Chow Mein, chop that stuff up too.
    Chunky onion and mushroom for Sweet and Sour Chicken and Mango from National Dish
  3. In a hot wok, add a tiny dash of oil and seal the chicken on each side, don't cook it all the way through. When done, drain off any of the sauce you haven't cooked off and put the chicken aside and wipe clean the wok.
  4. Whilst you were doing that, in a separate non-stick pan, roast off the sesame seeds. Don't burn them, just add a little golden colour and then remove from the pan and set aside in a cold bowl.
    Toasted sesame seeds for Chilli Chicken and Mango from National Dish
  5. Back on the heat, add a little oil and add the onion, garlic, chopped coriander stalks, two thirds of the chilli and the salt. Gently fry until the onion starts to clarify (not completely though) - try to avoid any charring, you almost want things looking raw.
  6. Next add the chicken back in along with the red pepper, paprika, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, sugar and half the sesame seeds - heat and stir for a minute. Then pour in all of the mango juice (oh yeah) - bring to the boil and sprinkle the corn flour avoiding lumpage - stir. If you feel that a little more sauce is required, carefully add some water - it will reduce and thicken moving forward.
    See how the sauce starts to thicken for Sweet and Sour Chicken and Mango National Dish Recipe
  7. After 10-15 minutes, you should be pretty much done, throw in the diced mango and gently stir in to the sauce, it's ready when the mango is hot.
    Chop mango in to decent size chunks for sweet and sour mango chicken National Dish
  8. You can do the chow mein real quick. Fry off the mushrooms with the garlic and a good glug of dark soy sauce. After a few minutes add the noodles and toss and mix everything until it's a lovely soy sauce colour and hot.
    Add instant noodles to mushroom for a super fast Chow Mein National Dish
  9. Serve it up in to something that you can keep it warm in.
    Cheats mushroom Chow Mein Chinese National Dish
  10. The chicken will now be ready. Serve it in a bowl and sprinkle with the remaining raw chilli, sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
    Sweet and Sour Chicken and Mango National Dish Recipe
  11. Thank you South East Asia stroke England...maybe...


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