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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe brings Chinese take-out home! Sweet and Sour Chicken is a classic Chinese meal that so many people love. It's so easy to make and so delicious! Skip the take out and make this tasty recipe right at home. If you're looking for an easy Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe with delicious sticky, sweet, and sour sauce, you'll have to give this one a try! So good, even my pickiest eaters loved it! This recipe will definitely be one of our family favorites and get made often.

This Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe starts out with breading the chicken pieces. Simply coating each piece in a mixture of flour and corn starch. Then dipping each piece in the egg. Then frying it to perfection.

Adding a mixture of green bell pepper and crushed pineapple gives this recipe a nice combination of extra flavors.

The Sweet and Sour Sauce is whisked all together and is a perfect balance of sweet and sour! It's just the right amount of sauce for the breaded chicken pieces to be coated in and adding the amazing flavors to the chicken. The homemade sweet and sour sauce is what really takes this recipe over the top by adding all the amazing flavors it has.

This meal is a quick one if you're needing to get a meal prepared in a hurry. Of course, I am always a fan of those! Prepared and on the table in 30 minutes and the whole family will love it! Enjoy a favorite Chinese meal right at home!

Sweet and Sour Chicken 

Ingredients for Sweet and Sour Chicken 

For the Chicken: 

1 lb boneless chicken, tenderloin or breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 Tbsp olive Oil 
3 Tbsp flour 
1 egg
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup green bell pepper, diced 
1/4 cup crushed pineapple 

For the Sauce: 

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
1/3 cup ketchup 
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder

Serve over cooked rice and with steamed vegetables if desired for a complete meal. 

Directions for Sweet and Sour Chicken 

1. In a medium bowl, add the flour and Clabber Girl Corn Starch and stir to combine. 
2. Dip each piece of chicken into the flour/starch mixture so it is well coated. Repeat with all the chicken pieces so they are all coated. 
3. Meanwhile, in a pan, heat the olive oil 
4. In a small bowl, add the egg and pepper and stir to combine. 
5. Dip each flour/starch coated piece of chicken into the egg mixture so coated well. 
6. Add the coated chicken pieces into the pan of heated oil. Cook until each piece is crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes or so. 
7. Once cooked, remove the chicken and drain on paper towels.
8. In the same pan, add the pineapple and diced green pepper and cook until pepper is cooked to softened and stir regularly. 
9. In the mean time, make the sauce. Add all the sauce ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and whisk together until well blended. 
10. Add mixed sauce to a medium sauce pan and bring to a low boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let set a few minutes. 
11. Combine the cooked chicken, the sauce, and the peppers/pineapple mixture and mix together. Then it is ready to serve. 
12. Serve over cooked rice and with steamed vegetables for a compete meal. 

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