Another Chinese food recipe done! I love it, IT Guy hates it and the south is not known for the Chinese cuisine. So, making it at home is my only option if I want any. So here we go! This is killer good. The sauce isn't too sweet but has a nice tang to it. The chicken dredged in cornstarch is great because the cornstarch gives the chicken just a slight crunchy coating. I loved every bite of this!
Sweet 'n Sour Chicken
For the sauce:
2 tablespoons cornstarch
cup white vinegar
2/3 cup water 1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/3 cup large diced green pepper ~ optional
1/2 cup pineapple chunks ~ optional
Whisk together the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan.
Mix all ingredients together in the saucepan and bring to a boil.
Stir continuously until the mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
Add green bell pepper and pineapple, if using. Keep warm.
For the chicken:
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1 - 2 cups vegetable oil
Cut boneless chicken breasts into large bite-sized chunks. Season with salt and pepper.
Dredge chicken in cornstarch and then in egg. (I use zip top bags.)
Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until done.
Serve over rice with sauce.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!