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Lychee Chicken



  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs, chicken breasts, legs or wings, cut to bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons corn flour to coat chicken
  • 2 cups oil for deep frying
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 can lychees, drained, syrup reserved
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • Sliced spring onion and red chile (for garnish)


  • 1 cup lychee syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour, mixed with 1 tablespoon water


  1. Marinate chicken with soy sauce, salt, sesame oil and sugar for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll chicken in corn flour and deep-fry until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Stir fry garlic and ginger for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add sauce ingredients , and cook until sauce thickens.
  5. Add the chicken, lychees and chiles. Mix well, and allow simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Garnish and serve.

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