Sweet and Sour Leftover Chicken Stir Fry

10 - 20 mins

Use frozen strips of leftover chicken breasts, you can add them to this recipe straight from the freezer. Make sure they are well cooked through and piping hot. Accompany this dish with broccoli and rice.

2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 red pepper, cut into strips
200g can pineapple chunks in juice
1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons tomato puree
1 teaspoon mustard
125g beansprouts
150g mange tout, thickly sliced on the diagonal
1½ tablespoons cornflour
1 tablespoon vinegar
In a large frying pan, fry the chicken in half the oil in batches until brown then remove from the pan.
Fry the onion and pepper in the remaining oil then return the chicken to the pan with the pineapple juice along with the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, tomato puree and mustard. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and piping hot.
Add the beansprouts, mange tout and pineapple pieces.
Blend the cornflour with a little water, add to the mixture. Stir over the heat until the sauce thickens and the pineapple is warm. Serve with boiled rice.