Spicy Plum Chicken

We have been using seasonal fruits a lot this season. It all started with our mango based recipes (Sushi, tacos, and sangria). So we made a Japanese dish, a Mexican one, and a cocktail. Of course, it was time to do some Chinese cooking - the first cuisine we fell in love with growing up.

And it was also time to use another seasonal fruit - Juice, tangy yet sweet Plums - to make a chicken appetizer.


Boneless chicken - 250g, pounded and cut in thinly sliced pieces 
Garlic- 1-2 cloves, finely chopped
Onions - 2, finely chopped
Lemon juice - 1tbsp
Chilli flakes
For the sauce
Plums - 5
Cornstarch - 1tsp
Rice vinegar - 1tsp
Light soy sauce - 1tsp
Brown sugar - 1tbsp
Chilli powder
Salt and pepper


1. Marinate the thinly cut chicken in lemon juice and salt

Prepare the sauce

2. Boil the plums in water for about 20 minutes. De-seed the plums, cut in quarters, and purée them using a blender. Strain the sauce to get a consistent purée.

3. Move the purée to a pan and add a bit of water along with all the ingredients - cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce, chilli powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Cook till the sauce is reduced by half and becomes thick
3. Take olive oil in a pan and sauté the onions and garlic till golden brown.

4. Add the plum sauce and cook for about 5 minutes till the sauce has mixed well with the onions.
5. Add the marinated chicken slices, the chilli flakes, and cook for another 5 minutes on high heat.



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