Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This was THE easiest recipe to put together.  It has wonderful flavor, too.  I used 2 chicken breasts and did the full recipe of the sauce.  The reviews said to at least double if not triple the sauce.  Next time I WILL do that.  We loved it!
Sweet and Sour Chicken

For the Chicken:
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ cup canola or vegetable oil

For the Sauce: (reviews say to 2 or 3 times this)
¾ cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
½ cup vinegar (preferably rice or white)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

3. Working in two batches, toss the chicken pieces in cornstarch and then coat with the egg. Heat the oil over medium-high heat and again in two batches, brown the chicken, turning it so that all sides are browned.

4. Place the chicken in a single layer in a 9x13 baking dish.

5. Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour evenly over the chicken. Turn the chicken to ensure each piece is coated.

6. Bake for 1 hour, turning the chicken every 15 minutes.(or 400 degrees for 30 minutes)


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