When I Say Chinese style pineapple chicken recipeI mean, it remembers the dishes that bear this name and are served in Chinese restaurants in Spain, which have nothing to do with traditional Chinese food, but which are the ones we know the most. Those where you have the spring roll, the three delights rice and the bittersweet pork, to name other dishes from that tradition of a Chinese restaurant adapted to European tastes.
Today we are going to prepare a simple and quick chicken recipe, which will give us a good alternative to the classic and most common in our homes such as the traditional garlic chicken, to give a touch of different flavor to our menu and surprise the family with a recipe that is not so common in our homes.
And all this why? Well for a very simple reason, because this Chinese restaurant style pineapple chicken is delicious, and if you prepare it at home, it will surely like our Chinese lemon chicken or kung pao chicken.
We start by preparing a topping or batter for the chicken. Mix the cornmeal with cold water in a bowl and beat well. We add the egg and when we have everything together, we add the paprika.
We salt and pepper the chicken slices and put them in the bowl, letting them soak up well with the dough. We fry in small batches, always in very hot oil so that all the slices are crunchy. Cut the pineapple into small pieces and reserve them with the chicken.
To make the sauce we will need a large saucepan. Bring the pineapple juice to a boil and add a tablespoon of thick soy sauce, or dark soy, rice vinegar, brown sugar and a pinch of cornstarch dissolved in a little cold water.
Stir for a couple of minutes and when that syrup or sauce begins to thicken, add the chicken and the pineapple chunks. As we carefully stir, Leave the chicken slices and pineapple pieces covered in the syrup for two or three minutes.
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The best of this Chinese-style pineapple chicken It is how simple and fast to prepare and the delicious flavor resulting from both the meat and the sauce. Preparing it can be a good excuse to make a Chinese dinner at home and prepare the other traditional dishes as a side, such as rice three delights.
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