This Taiwanese Fried Chicken in Plum Sauce 梅汁雞柳 is a dinner and lunch favourite in Taiwan. I think it is the meal that Sweet and Sour Chicken SHOULD be! If the extremes of sourness and sweetness of that dish turn you off this more subtle, yet distinctive meal might be perfect for a new taste sensation for your palette. Please try it – you can even easily make your own sour plum sauce if you have these fruit trees in your garden!

Taiwanese Fried Chicken in Plum Sauce

Taiwanese Fried Chicken in Plum Sauce

The ingredients for this dish are;

ingredients

ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced and marinated
  • some chopped bell peppers
  • 1 spring onion
  • half a carrot, sliced
  • Garlic, 2 cloves
  • Some sliced ginger
  • The sauce: Plum sauce – 3tbsp, Soy Sauce – 1tbsp, 1tbsp sugar
  • The chicken coating: Sweet potato flour and corn flour (you can use potato flour and or tapioca flour, depend what you can get)

The method;

  1. Chop up the chicken
  2. Put the chicken in a bowl with a splash of rice wine, one teaspoon of sugar and two tablespoons of soy sauce in the fridge for 30 minutes
  3. Chop the vegetables to your favoured sizes
  4. Put about 1 or 2 cm of oil in the frying pan, get it hot
  5. Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture
  6. Fry the chicken until golden brown
  7. Take out and drain the chicken of oil
  8. Re-fry the chicken, when the oil is very hot again
  9. Take out the chicken and pour the oil into a safe place/container
  10. Stir fry all the vegetables you have prepared in this lightly oiled hot pan
  11. Add the chicken back into the pan
  12. Add the plum sauce, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and about 100ml of water mixed with one tablespoon of corn flour for thickening
  13. 1 minute later it’s ready, serve with rice and a garnish of chilli/coriander/basil – whatever you prefer
  14. Or to see how it’s done, watch Joanne’s video below!

Taiwanese Fried Chicken in Plum Sauce cooking video

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