Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sweet & Sour Chicken

I love me some Chinese food.
I do not love the cost of eating take out or at a restaurant.
I found this recipe via Pinterest, served it over some barley (delicious!) and it did a damn good job of filling a Chinese food craving.

4 chicken breasts (or one package of chicken breasts, I used thin-sliced but that is just personal preference)
black pepper
1C cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/3C oil (canola, peanut, olive, coconut...)
3/4C sugar
4 tbs ketchup
1/2C white distilled vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Trim fat off chicken breasts, and cut into ~1" pieces.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with black pepper.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet.
  5. Dip chicken pieces into cornstarch, coating completely.
  6. Following cornstarch, dip chicken pieces into eggs.
  7. Cook chicken until browned.
  8. Place chicken into a baking dish (I used an 8x8 Pyrex).
  9. Whisk sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic sauce until smooth.
  10. Pour sauce evenly over chicken, turning as necessary to make sure all sides are coated.
  11. Bake chicken for 15 minutes.
  12. Turn chicken over and then bake for 15 more minutes.
  13. Enjoy!

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