Sweet and Sour Chicken

We love a Chinese Fakeaway and our slimming friendly Sweet and Sour Chicken is sooo good when calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

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It actually tastes just like a takeaway, but without the high calories and Points and with lots of veg packed in!

Sweet and Sour Chicken | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

We stir the pineapple in at the last minute to avoid cooking it through.

Sweet and Sour Chicken | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

We use Xanthan Gum to thicken this dish. You can find it in the gluten free aisle at the supermarket or on Amazon

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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315kcal 1

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  1. Mist a decent sized wok with Low calorie cooking spray
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the wok, and cook on a medium heat until they start to soften
  3. Add the diced chicken breast and cook until it starts to colour slightly
  4. Add the peppers and baby corn and cook for a few minutes
  5. Add the courgette and sugar snaps and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes
  6. Pour in the orange juice, sweetener, rice vinegar, tomato puree and chopped tomatoes
  7. Stir well, then add the stock. Stir again
  8. Cook for about 20 minutes until it starts to thicken slightly
  9. Add the cucumber, spring onions and soy sauce. Stir
  10. Place 200ml of the sauce into a jug and whisk in the xanthan gum a 1/4 of a tsp at a time. You will need to whisk well - and keep whisking!
  11. Return the thickened sauce to the pan and stir will - it will thicken the sauce.
  12. Toss in the pineapple, stir and remove from the heat straight away
  13. Serve with rice or noodles and a sprinkling of freshly chopped spring onions

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  1. How much sugar content has this got in because we are on a no sugar diet having lost 4.1/2 stone in 2 years by doing this going from a size 22 to a size 12/14 plus my husband is a diabetic so sugar is a no go for him
    Thank you Eileen

  2. Mine looks nothing like your photos, mine is much more red in colour and still has loads of the sauce. What did I do wrong?

    1. Hi Angela,

      Perhaps yours needed reducing down slightly more? All ingredients can vary slightly in colour and fresh ingredients vary in water content.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Cook this for dinner tonight was delicious 😋 will definitely make again. I cook it in the actifry instead of a wok it worked really well. Thank u x

  4. I cooked this tonight ,really nice. But I used two tbsp of light, two tbsp of dark soya sauce. And it was still very dark. Can I ask if you use the dark for colour or taste? Thanks in advanve.

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