Friday, January 16, 2009

sweet and sour chicken

I have had terrible luck with new recipes lately. I almost didn't try this one because I didn't think I could handle another dud. I'm so, so glad I gave this one a try. It's easily one of our new favorites.

3-4 chicken breasts {I used two huge Costco ones}
salt and pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil

3/4 cup sugar
4 T ketchup
1/2 c vinegar
1 T soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

Cut chicken into chunks. Season with salt and pepper, dip into cornstarch and then into egg. Fry in the oil until brown but not cooked through. {I did about three minutes one one side, flipped them all over and cooked for another minute or two.} Mix sauce ingredients and pour over chicken in an 8x8 baking dish. Bake for one hour at 325 degrees. I thought there was plenty of sauce, but if you want more, you can mix up another batch and simmer over medium heat until thickened. I served this over rice with a side of steamed stir-fry veggies.

from here


Michelle said...

I was so shocked how much this tasted like the real stuff that you order at Chinese resteraunts!! I used boneless sirloin pork chops (3) and cut them up into pieces. It worked great, very tender and tasty! I am always looking for stuff that uses other meat besides Chicken. I one and a halfed the sauce and it was the perfect amount! Thanks Mandy, another winner!!

Farm Girl said...

Excited to try this with the pork! You guys have me all excited about the sauce. I can't even tell you how many sauces I've tried and haven't found a winner, yet! What do you think about throwing in some pineapple tidbits in the sauce?