Sweet & Sour Chicken
This sweet and sour chicken recipe is a great favourite with my children. Serve with fluffy white rice. To make eating fun you can buy child-friendly chopsticks that are joined at the top so that they only need to be squeezed together to pick up food. This recipe would be perfect for these as everything is cut into bite-sized pieces. You can vary the vegetables according to what your child likes.
2 tbsp sunflower oil
Sweet and Sour Sauce
In a small bowl, beat together the egg yolk, cornflour and milk to make a thin batter. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok, dip the chicken into the batter, then fry for 3 to 4 minutes until golden. Remove from the wok and set aside.
Meanwhile, mix together all the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce. Heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok and stir-fry the carrot, baby corn and green beans for 2 minutes. Add the sauce, bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the spring onions. Add the chicken to the vegetables and heat through. Season to taste.
MAKES 4 PORTIONS