Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sweet and Sour Chicken




My friends, let me tell you something:
I love Chinese food.
It's my favorite food.
Ever.
So with that said, I can now live in the middle of nowhere absolutely comfortably.
Because I can make Sweet and Sour Chicken in my own kitchen. 
Anytime I want.
And this version tastes just like it was made in a Chinese restaurant.
Also, I love a girl named Holly for putting this recipe on her blog for me. 
I know it was just for me. 



Ingredients
Chicken
3-4 boneless chicken breasts
salt & pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil

Sweet & Sour Sauce
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbs ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 
  • Rinse your chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes. I like my chicken partially frozen when cutting. It makes it easier. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs.  
  • Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through.
  • Place the chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. 
  • Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken. 
  • Bake for one hour and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes.



  I can't get over how it tastes like it came from a Chinese restaurant.


24 comments :

  1. Mmmm, I love Chinese food too! This looks great Mandy!

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  2. I don't care for eating at Chinese restaurants, but I love making Chinese at home. This looks so tasty. Can't wait to try it!

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  3. Sweet mother of God~ this looks yummy and easy!! Hmmm, might be what's for dinner tonight!! Thanks!

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  4. This looks wonderful--we LOVE chinese food! I'll be making this soon. PINNED!

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  5. Mandy - I'm sooo excited about this simple recipe! I LOVE the recipes you share and will be making this one soon. Oh Yum!!!!!! Thanks so much.

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  6. I totally posted this on my blog just for you, my bloggy BFF! ;) I'm so glad you loved it! Your pics are gorgeous and they're totally making me crave this delicious stuff as we speak!!! :)

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  7. This looks delicious and is definately going onto my "must try soon" list :)

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  8. I too love Chinese! I think cutting chicken when partially frozen is SO much easier also! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Have a blessed week ~EMM

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  9. Yum... one of my favorites. Happy Scrumptious Sunday Link Party.

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  10. Ohhh I love Chinese food and this post had me drooling!! Will have to try this soon!

    New follower :)

    Stephanie
    www.chocolatecoveredbuttons.com

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  12. I love sweet and sour chicken but have never made it. Have ordered it many, many times, but...This is a great recipe and I appreciate your posting it. I might just have to make it!

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  13. Oh my goodness! I've always wanted to learn to make my own Chinese food. This is perfect because it's a healthier version of a meal I just love. Thanks so much for this! I can't wait to try it.

    dashofdelight.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh!! I must do recipe!!! I love Chinese!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  15. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

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  16. Hi Mandy,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This looks so yummy and I have a son who LOVES Sweet & Sour Chicken so I know I'll be trying this soon.

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  17. This looks super easy and everything I need for it is already in my kitchen! I love it.

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  18. Oh my goodness this looks amazing and totally has been craving for Asian! I am definitely going to have to make this with some Jasmine Rice or Brown Rice! Thank You for sharing! I am a new follower, please stop by anytime and follow if you'd like!

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  19. Hi Mandy,
    We just love Sweet and Sour Chicken and your recipe looks wonderful! Your photo's are awesome. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. Congratulations!! Your Sweet and Sour Chicken is featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar. Can’t wait to see what else you've cooked up — hope you will link again soon!

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  21. This was so amazing I made it last week and the hubs is already hinting that I should make it again. Oh and a gazillion thumbs up for this since my super picky eater 4 yr old ate it for dinner and the next day for lunch!

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  22. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks

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  23. That was delicious! It is definitely the closest I have tasted to take out at home. I usually never have any luck making stuff like this at home but with your recommendation I thought I would try. Winner Winner!

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