Tefal ActiFry Recipe - Sweet and Sour Chicken

Tefal ActiFry Recipe for healthier Sweet and Sour Chicken with cooking time under 30 minutes! I must say I really do love my Tefal ActiFry and I have to admit before I had one I thought they were all about chips; but I was wrong, check out my Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings recipe.

The ActiFry is fantastic for cooking speedy and healthier meals; my sweet and sour chicken cooks in under 30 minutes. Armed with my now ageing Tefal rice cooker cooking the rice for me, dinner was served in next to no time and was virtually fuss free.

 Sweet and Sour Chicken

Please note; I used the Tefal ActiFry Express XL for this recipe which does cook up to 30% faster than the ActiFry Family. Therefore timings may have to be increased by a couple of minutes.

I used Ketjap manis which is Indonesian sweet soy sauce but you can use dark soy sauce if you don't happen to have any. I really like it as it's much thicker and sweeter and it can be found in any good supermarket in the World foods section if it isn't with the Chinese ingredients.

Top Tip!

1 ActiFry spoonful (up to the first measuring line) equals 1 tablespoon

ActiFry Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ingredients:
2 skinless chicken fillets - cut into bite sized pieces
1 tablespoons of cornflour - to coat the chicken
1 ActiFry spoon of vegetable oil (1 tablespoon)
1 large onion - cut into bite sized pieces
1 red bell pepper - cut into bite sized pieces
1 green bell pepper - cut into bite sized pieces
1 clove of garlic - finely chopped
5 slices pineapple taken from a 272g (drained weight) tin of pineapple - drain but keep the juice for the sauce

For the sauce you will need:
1 heaped tablespoon cornflour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
juice from the tin of pineapple - about 120ml
30 ml water
2 tablespoons dried red chilli flakes
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 heaped tablespoons tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons Ketjap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
a big pinch of white pepper

Method:
Add a tablespoon of cornflour to a bowl and very roughly coat the chicken and put to one side.

Gather together and prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Start by making the sauce; in a small jug add the cornflour and sugar along with the rest of the sauce ingredients, mix well and set aside.

Put the onions into the ActiFry along with the vegetable oil and cook for 3 minutes.

Open the lid and add the peppers and cook for a further 8 minutes.

Stir the sauce and add it in along with the chicken and garlic along.

Cook for 5 minutes.

Open the lid and check adding a little more water if it looks like you really need to (remembering there isn't a lot of sauce in this dish).

Cook for a further 5 minutes.

Add the pineapple slices and cook for a further 5 minutes by which time the chicken should be perfectly cooked and the sauce nicely thickened.

Please check the chicken is fully cooked and if not continue to cook for a few minutes more


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Tefal ActiFry Recipe - Sweet and Sour Chicken

Tefal ActiFry Recipe - Sweet and Sour Chicken

I used Ketjap manis which is Indonesian sweet soy sauce and is available in any good supermarket. You you can use dark soy sauce but it isn't as sweet so I suggest adding another teaspoon of sugar.

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prep time: 5 Mcook time: 26 Mtotal time: 31 M

ingredients:

  • 2 skinless chicken fillets - cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoons of cornflour - to coat the chicken
  • 1 ActiFry spoon of vegetable oil (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 large onion - cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper - cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper - cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 clove of garlic - finely chopped
  • 5 slices pineapple taken from a 272g (drained weight) tin of pineapple - drain but keep the juice for the sauce
  • For the sauce you will need:
  • 1 heaped tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • juice from the tin of pineapple - about 120ml
  • 30 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons dried red chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 heaped tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Ketjap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce) 
  • a big pinch of white pepper

instructions:

How to cook Tefal ActiFry Recipe - Sweet and Sour Chicken

  1. Add a tablespoon of cornflour to a bowl and very roughly coat the chicken and put to one side.
  2. Gather together and prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Start by making the sauce; in a small jug add the cornflour and sugar along with the rest of the sauce ingredients, mix well and set aside.
  4. Put the onions into the ActiFry along with the vegetable oil and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Open the lid and add the peppers and cook for a further 8 minutes.
  6. Stir the sauce and add it to the ActiFry along with the chicken and garlic.
  7. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Open the lid and check adding a little more water if it looks like you really need to (remembering there isn't a lot of sauce in this dish).
  9. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  10. Add the pineapple slices and cook for a further 5 minutes by which time the chicken should be perfectly cooked and the sauce nicely thickened.
  11. Please check the chicken is fully cooked and if not continue to cook for a few minutes more.
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 Sweet and Sour Chicken

If you don't like any spiciness to your food or you are cooking for children you can of course leave out the red chilli flakes.

Check out Karen's recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken also cooked in the ActiFry Express XL

7 comments

  1. Absolutely LUSH Jan and isn't this type of recipe JUST fab when made in the ActiFry? I LOVE mine and wish I'd had one when I started my 5:2 diet 2 yrs ago! Karen

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  2. There really is so much that you can do in the Actifry isn't there. I need to stop just making chips in mine haha.

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  3. Such a good idea to use the Actifry for stir fry!! I only ever use it for chips but there's so much more it can do :)

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  4. Yummy looking sweet and sour chicken. I don't have one of these gadgets but it's good to see how versatile it is.

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  5. I would love an actifry! This looks delicious!

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  7. Oh yum that looks amazing! I would love an actifry!

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