Friday, April 10, 2015

Fried Chicken Breast With Lychee Sauce

Canned lychees are available in most homes during Chinese New Year. If you have several and not serving them as desserts, then use it in this chicken dish.  I’m sure most people will like it especially the children.  The sauce is savoury, sourish and sweet with the lychees and juice.
BTW, the original recipe uses canned pineapples [diced].
Recipe Source – Hawkers’ Flair Simplified [modified from recipe on Pineapple Chicken]
1 piece [500 gm] chicken breast – keep whole or sliced thinly
Some canned lychee fruits [keep whole] or 4 pineapple rings [diced]
1 green capsicum – cut diamond shape
1 tomato – cut wedges [I used cherry tomatoes]
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp salt and curry powder
1 egg
1 tbsp cornflour
Sauce [Mix together]
1 tbsp each of chilli sauce, tomato sauce and Thai Chilli sauce
3 tbsp canned fruit juice
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar [I omit]

  1. Combine chicken breast with marinade and season for 30 minutes. Then coat with cornflour.  Deep fry or pan fried until golden brown or cooked through. Dish and drain.
  2. Remove excess oil.  Leave about 1 tbsp oil in wok.  Saute capsicum, tomatoes and canned fruits.  Stir well.  Pour in the sauce and cook until thick.
  3. Add in the fried chicken pieces, stir well and dish up.  If using fried whole chicken breast, sliced and place on serving platter. 
  4. Pour sauce over sliced chicken, serve hot with rice.
Notes: You can use deboned chicken thighs instead of chicken breast.

This post is linked to Cook Your Books Event #22 [April 2015] hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Karen Luvswesavory said...

Hi Kimmy,
I've used canned fruits like lychee, pineapple etc. to cook with meat or seafood. This dish of yours is so appetizing and tasty! Yummy!

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, it's good idea to add canned fruits to savoury meat dishes especially those deep fried one. Crispy meat pieces with tender, sweet fruits. Lovely combination.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
My canned lychees usually end up as dessert! Using it in savoury dishes such as this, looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing!

PH said...

Kimmy, I am very sure this dish is super delicious. So far the only fruit I have had in a dish is pineapples, so lychee would be a refreshing change.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, these days lychees don't last long in the can. Tends to change colour long before the expiry date. It is good to use it fast.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, canned lychees can also be used to fry prawns with cashew nuts too. The lychee juice can be used as a sauce ingredient.

DomesticGoddessWannabe said...

Hi Kimmy lychees and chicken seems to be a popular combination. I have not tried it but it sure looks good!

Kimmy said...

Hi Diana, tasty no doubt.