Discover the delightful world of Slimming World Sweet and Sour Chicken – a wholesome twist on the beloved Chinese takeaway classic. Experience the tenderness of thinly sliced chicken breast strips, bathed in a savoury fusion of soy sauce, fresh spring onions, and aromatic garlic. This sensational foundation is paired with a tangy-sweet concoction, featuring the richness of dark soy sauce, a touch of sweetener, the depth of balsamic vinegar, a dash of paprika, the allure of Chinese 5 spice powder, and the essence of passata (smooth tomato purée). Elevate your dining experience with this succulent chicken dish, tailored for those mindful of their calorie intake while refusing to compromise on delectable flavour.
6 skinless chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced
6 spring onions, finely trimmed and sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Pinch of salt, to taste
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
Low-calorie cooking spray
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons sweetener (e.g., stevia or another sugar substitute)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon paprika
100 mL passata (smooth tomato purée)
Optional: extra spring onions for garnish
1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder
Begin by placing the thinly sliced chicken breast fillets in a shallow ceramic dish. Sprinkle the finely sliced spring onions and chopped garlic over the chicken. Season with a pinch of salt to your liking. Drizzle the light soy sauce over the mixture and toss everything thoroughly to ensure an even coat. Cover the dish and allow the flavours to meld in the refrigerator for around 30 minutes.
Heat up a generously sized non-stick frying pan over high heat. Give it a quick spritz of low-calorie cooking spray. Once the pan is heated, introduce the marinated chicken mixture and sauté for approximately 5-6 minutes. This will result in lightly browned, almost-cooked chicken.
Lower the heat to a medium setting. Introduce the dark soy sauce, sweetener, balsamic vinegar, paprika, Chinese 5 spice powder, and passata to the pan. Stir vigorously, merging all the elements into a harmonious symphony. Allow the mixture to reach a gentle boil.
Reduce the heat and let the dish simmer gracefully for 3-4 minutes. This will fully cook the chicken while mingling the flavours in perfect union. Taste the sauce and make any necessary seasoning adjustments.
Present your Slimming World Sweet and Sour Chicken with a tasteful garnish of thinly sliced spring onion and accompanying lime wedges. These wedges can be squeezed over for a tantalizing zing. Indulge in this guilt-free culinary masterpiece – a tasteful departure from the conventional sweet and sour chicken.
Enjoy your culinary adventure with this healthier and scrumptiously flavorful rendition!