Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sour Plum Sauce Apple Chicken

I've been extremely busy travelling for the past couple of days. I think I spent most of my time driving. All together I've travelled more than 300km. I really don't feel like cooking or baking at this moment but we still have to eat. Aren't we? Hubby wants home cooked meal. So, I ended up making a three course meal for dinner. A soup, a stir fried vegetables and a plum sauce apple chicken.

And here's the recipe.

Ingredients :
200gm chicken thigh fillet, sliced
1 apple, cubed
1 large onion, cubed
1 large tomato, cubed
1/2 can whole lychee (optional)
salt & pepper
1 tspn sesame oil
cornflour for coating

Seasoning :
2 tbps sweet plum sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice/lime juice
salt & pepper to taste
* thickening : 1/3 cup water + 1 tspn cornstarch

Method :
(1) marinade sliced chicken with salt & pepper and 1 tspn of sesame oil.
(2) mix in 1/2 cup corn flour and make sure all sliced meat is well coated.
(3) deep fried untill brown & crispy and set aside.
(4) remove cooking oil from the same pan or wok, leave about 2 tbsp of cooking oil.
(5) stir in onion and apple and saute over medium heat.
(6) add in all the seasoning and let to simmer untill sugar dissolved.
(7) stir in thickening and cook untill the gravy became a little thickened.
(8) add in all the fried chicken fillet, tomatoes and lychee.
(9) cook untill gravy is well thickened and off the heat.
(10) serve hot.
This is a very appetizing and fruity flavour dish! I enjoyed eating everything in there. Hope you will too! Enjoy.

I'm sending this to 3 Hungry Tummies for Muhibbah Malaysian Monday Event.
And to Lyndsey @ The Tiny Skillet for Tailgating Time.


Anncoo said...

Kristy, this is a mouthwatering dish. Really delicious with lychee added.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmm I am feeling hungry again. Diane

Heavenly Housewife said...

Your hubby is a very lucky man. When I am tired Mr P can forget about home cooking LOL.
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

Belinda @zomppa said...

That's a lot of driving! I'm loving this sweet/tart/hearty combination.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Hope things will slow down a bit for you soon... The meal looks delicious! How nice that you made it even though you didn't really feel like cooking. Your husband is very lucky! :-)

Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday!

Claudia said...

Iadore fruity chicken. What a grand idea - and I always am looking for recipes with ease.Perfect! (Your family is so lucky)

Lyndsey said...

I know how you feel, but I haven't traveled 300km! They are lucky to have you Kristy, you're busy and tired and you end up making a three course meal for dinner!! :D It looks delicious, my mouth is watering! Thanks for linking up each week to Tailgating time, even when you are so busy! I can't wait to try this one!

Take it easy the rest of the weekend if you can!

Brownieville Girl said...

That's alot of driving!

Dish looks great, really tasty.

Pegasuslegend said...

Oh now this one looks fantastic to you ship to the
US??? yum~

Zoe said...

Poor thing with lots of least this delicious home-cooked dish will make dinner you and hubby happy :D

Beth said...

What a beautiful dish! It looks so good.

SashaInTheKitchen said...

Looks amazing! Yum!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Yes your husband is lucky. This looks mouthwatering! I won't cook if I am that tired, though I much prefer home cooked food, but sanity is more important ;)

Btw - why are you driving around so much?? Kay poh ah? LOLOLOL

My Little Space said...

Ann : I've to omit the lychee this round cause hubby wasn't a big fan of it.

Diane : haha... I feel like hungry again too!

HH : Well, sometimes I don't cook but at certain time I have to cook cause so bored of eating out. Even my boy is complaining! ha!

Belinda : I'm driving from the south to north again from north to south in the same day. And it's about 100km per trip.

Andrea : I think I'm getting back in shape already. Thank you very much for your concern.

Claudia : I think I like how you described by "ease perfect"! ^_^

Lyndz : You're welcome. I think we're both have been very busy lately. Don't even have much time to chat like we used to. You have a good rest too!

Brownieville Girl : Thank you. Hope you'll enjoy the recipe.

Claudia : By shipping!!! No way! I think you better wait for me at the other side of the printer. lol! ha!

Zoe : I'm living in a small town. So, eating out is not the best choice. My boy can even named out what are the dishes served at each food stalls or restaurants.

Beth : Thanks! Hope you will like the recipe.

Sasha : Thank you & enjoy!

Denise : I've to travel from the south to north & then north to south on the same day, just to attend a wedding dinner! And then I have to get my personal documents done at other towns. So, I've continuously bought home all those take-away food for the past few days. Everyone is complaining, you see! Unlike living in S'pore. You've food stalls every corner. lol! haha....

Hey, thanks everyone for spending your valueable time here with me today. Hope you're all enjoying the day & have fun. Well, I'm in the festive mood and hope you too!

Cheers, Kristy

Little Inbox said...

Though you are busy, but you still able to come out with 3 course meal, good job! This really looks appealing.

Angie's Recipes said...

Sweet plum sauce has always been a favourite sauce of mine. Very appetizing and delicious. It's even great with seafood.

Wai Kitt said...

This sound like the 古噜肉,and it is
interesting to add in apple and lychee.Shall try this one day.

Cheah said...

I've never tried cooking apples this way. Thanks for sharing, Kristy!

Kimberly Peterson said...

It is amazing even after a tiring past couple of days and all that driving you still manage to whip up an amazing three course home cooked meal!! Your husband is very lucky, make sure you tell him I said that!!

If it was me I would've insisted on getting Thai takeaway, lol.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What to have for dinner after a long day in the car is always a tough thing for me. A stir fry sounds perfect. Your husband is a lucky man.

alwayswinner786 said...

Kristy the dish look so fresh and delicious! Fruits and chicken a healthy bite together!

Barbara said...

Really a lovely, healthy and colorful dish, Kristy! You are so good to cook a 3 course meal when you have been traveling! I usually turn to eggs at a time like that!

Small Kucing said...

My MIL also pandai make this but she use fish instead coz trengganu have a lot of fish. Very yummy

Btw, I have moved to
Thank you very much for following me in my old blog. Hope to see you in my new blog too. Have added you in the blogroll

have a nice day :D

Sweet and Savory said...

This is a lovely dish. I am trying to picture the flavor of the plum sauce. I have had plums but not the sauce. I can imagine, it is delicious. You are always fabulous with your cooking, Kristy.

Jeannie said...

This dish looks very fresh and I am sure it is very appetising with all the tangy flavours in it!

elra said...

Lovely plum sauce, I use it a lot for quick cooking like this. Apple add really nice crunch and sweetness to this dish.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A yummy dish! Plum sauce is so delicious.



tigerfish said...

I like this kind of sweet-sour dish!

cherry potato said...


Barbara Bakes said...

I'm afraid when I'm tired my husband gets takeout and nothing as delicious as this!

CheapAppetite said...

And you said you didn't feel like cooking? So you make 3-course meal :) The sour plum sauce apple chicken looks amazing! I wish I have a smell-o-puter :)

Abbey said...

Sounds wonderful!

Alice Law said...

This is a very appetizing dish! Yummy~!

My Little Space said...

Little Inbox : I have to! My hubby & my boy are both very picky eater. If I'm making one course meal only then I need to figure out what are the dishes both of them will like at the same time. Otherwise, one of them are not eating. lol!

Angie : It's not really sweet because I've added in some lime juice. Yeah, seafood sounds wonderful too!

WaiKitt : Ha! I think kids will love this. With some toasted cashew nuts even better.

Cheah : You're welcome. Just wanting to finish up the leftover apple. ha!

Kim : Most of the time I did just bring home takeaway but I feel sad when I can't cook for my family.

Sam : He is! ^_^

Sutapa : Thanks!

Barbara : Haha...

smallkucing : Wow, then you have to travel far every festive season. lol!

Chaya : Thank you very much for your sweet comment. i'm really appreciate it.

Jeannie : I like this kind of flavour. I will definitely add in some toasted cahsew nuts if I have some in hand.

Elra : Ya, the apple really does flavoured up the whole dish.

Rosa : Thanks!

Tigerfish : Hope you will like the recipe too.

Chin : I love it too!

Barbara : Lucky you!

Tana : I have to! Everyone is bored having those takeaway food.

Abbey : Thank you!

Alice : Thanks!

Thanks all for stopping by and leave down such sweet comments. Hope you're all having a wonderful day.

Cheers, Kristy

shaz said...

What a lucky hubby :) This sounds fresh and delicious, I love how colourful it is. Thanks again for taking part in MM!

Elizabeth said...

Kristy the dish look so fresh and delicious! Fruits and chicken a healthy bite together!

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