Sweet and Sour Chicken Stew

Looking down on a camp stove with a large pot of sweet and sour stew and a small pot of rice. Looking down on a serving of sweet and sour chicken stew with a side of steamed rice Looking across a camp plate with a harty serve of sweet and sour chicken stew and a side of steamed rice
Recipe Origin Asian
Rating
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Servings 4
Preparation 10 min 00:10
Cook 20 min 00:20
Ready in 30 min 00:30
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Stew
Ingredients Chicken Meat Pepper Vegetable
Equipment Gas Stove Pot
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish Stew
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Looking down on a camp stove with a large pot of sweet and sour stew and a small pot of rice. Looking down on a serving of sweet and sour chicken stew with a side of steamed rice Looking across a camp plate with a harty serve of sweet and sour chicken stew and a side of steamed rice

Sweet and Sour Chicken Stew

All the popular flavors of this traditional stir fry are moved into a camp-friendly sweet and sour chicken stew.

Sweet and Sour Chicken is traditionally cooked hot and fast leaving crisp vegetables in a light sauce. This stew version creates a more hearty meal with soft vegetables in a rich sauce, making it perfect after a long day outdoors.

Served with plain rice it is a great option when planning two pot meals to cook over a traditional two-burner gas stove which is an extremely popular cooking option while camping.

Ingredients

Stew

3 chicken breasts

2 bell peppers

1 brown onion

4 celery sticks

1 carrot

1 small head broccoli

4 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 cup water

Sweet and Sour Sauce

1 can (20oz | 567g) pineapple chunks

3 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine

3 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour)

To Serve

4 portions of rice

Equipment

small bowl

2 pots

Recipe Directions

  1. Dice the chicken into even-sized pieces. Peal and/or seed the bell peppers, brown onion, celery, and onion then dice into pieces the same size as the chicken. Break the broccoli into small florets the same size. Finely dice the garlic.

  2. Heat the pot to medium then add the peanut and sesame oil, stir to cover the base of the pot then add the diced chicken. Cook regularly string until the chicken is lightly browned on all sides; about 6 minutes.

  3. Add the diced bell pepper, onion, celery, carrot, broccoli, and garlic. Cook while regularly string until the onion is translucent; about 6 minutes.

  4. Add the water and bring it to a simmer.

  5. Open the can of pineapple and drain the juice into a bowl, then add the pineapple chunks to the simmering chicken and vegetables.

  6. Add to the pineapple juice the Shaoxing rice wine, soy sauce, ketchup, and corn starch. Whisk with a fork until well combined then slowly pour into the simmering chicken and vegetable stew while continuing to stir until boiling at which point the sauce will have thickened.

  7. Having cooked the rice as per the packet instructions the sweet and sour stew is served with a side of rice.

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Recipe Origin Asian
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 4
Preparation 10 min 00:10
Cook 20 min 00:20
Ready in 30 min 00:30
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Stew
Ingredients Chicken Meat Pepper Vegetable
Equipment Gas Stove Pot
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish Stew
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