"What's for Dinner?!" I'm always thinking about it, thought I'd share.

"What's for Dinner?!" I'm always thinking about it, thought I'd share.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sweet-and-sour chicken

Why go through the hassle of ordering and picking up Chinese food (or waiting for delivery). How many times have you tried a new spot and been disappointed? Here's a great version of sweet and sour chicken, got raved reviews and so easy to make. Enjoy!

Serves 4


3/4 C. granulated white sugar

1/2 C. apple cider vinegar

1/4 C. Ketchup

2 Tbsp. Soy sauce

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. cold water

1 Tbsp. corn starch



2 large boneless chicken breasts, skin removed and cut into 1” pieces

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

3 Tbsp. corn starch

Kosher salt and black pepper

4 Tbsp. Avocado oil or vegetable oil for frying

3 Tbsp. Green Onion, sliced thinly on the bias

2 C. Cooked white rice

Place cut chicken in a large ziplock bag.  Add soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste, seal and coat evenly.  Open bag, add corn starch, seal and mix well to fully coat chicken. Reserve.

In a sauce pan combine the first seven sauce ingredients.  Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.  In a small bowl combine water and cornstarch, stir and add to sauce.  Stir as sauce thickens, cook for 3 more minutes.  Turn off heat and reserve on the side.

Place large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, add oil and get hot.  Carefully add chicken in small batches as not to crowd the pan.  Cook, turning often until pieces are golden brown.  If needing to work in batches, remove browned chicken (reserving on a plate), wait a minute for oil to come back to temperature and continue to cook remaining chicken until all is beautifully golden brown.  Remove chicken and pour excess oil out of skillet into bowl to cool, then discard oil.  Return all of the chicken to skillet over medium heat, add sauce, coat well and cook for 3-4 more minutes.  Top with green onion, serve over rice or just by itself and Enjoy!

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