The sugar-filled pan ever? Asda shares the sweet and sour recipe that uses a whole can of FANTA in the sauce – but some buyers insist it tastes “delicious”.
- Asda shared a recipe for Fanta Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken Stir Fry
- The British supermarket has named an alternative to takeaways on Instagram
- The answers were divided as many admitted they were not ready to try the dish
From piri piri chicken burgers to mini cottage pies, Asda has shared recipes on social media so shoppers can keep cooking during the lockdown.
But a recent “fakeaway” suggestion left Instagram followers split: a stir-fry, sweet and sour chicken that uses a whole can of Fanta in the sauce.
One can of Fanta contains 4.6 g of sugar. The NHS recommends that adults not consume more than 30 grams of sugar per day.
Some called the UK supermarket chain for adding a can of sugary soda to a family dinner – but fans insisted it was delicious, saying, “don’t knock until you try”.
Fry the Asdas Fanta sweet and sour while stirring
Fakeaway: Asda showed how to prepare a sugary Fanta stir-fry at home
- Rice vinegar
- Chicken Breast x 4
- Stir fry vegetable mixture
- Put the ginger, oil, lemongrass, rice vinegar, fanta and cornmeal in a bowl and stir with a spoon
- Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and add to the sizzling wok
- Add vegetables and stir
- Pour sweet and sour sauce
- Let simmer for 4-5 minutes
- Serve with rice
In a video tutorial, the Asda cook recommended first combining ginger, oil, lemongrass, rice vinegar and a can of orange fanta in a bowl with cornmeal.
The sauce is combined and used to cover pieces of chicken breast cut into pieces. The chicken is cooked in a large wok with stir-fried vegetables.
After about two minutes, the homemade sweet and sour sauce is mixed into the bowl and cooked for another five minutes.
It should take less than 20 minutes from start to finish.
Asda shared the recipe, writing, “Do you love a sweet and sour chicken take away? Then you’ll love our spin with a carbonated favorite – Fanta! Ready in 20 minutes … faster than home delivery. Who is trying this? You can find the full recipe at the link in our bio.
Ingredients: Asda shared a photo of everything it takes to make the dish at home
Asda split its 508,000+ Instagram followers after posting a recipe for Fanta Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken on Instagram (pictured)
More than 13,000 people have seen the clip since it was released last week, but not everyone is a fan.
One person wrote: ‘No. Just no’. Another posted a sick emoji and said, “Bleugh! No thanks’. A third added, “That looks like I don’t want to eat it!”
However, others argued that, despite its unexpected carbonated ingredient, the dish is worth trying.
‘That is beautiful and Diet Coke Chicken is beautiful too. Don’t knock until you’ve tried, ”one wrote. Another commented: “I would try”
A stream of responses to the post was shared as many admitted they wouldn’t try the recipe