In the words of my husband, "You're a fool if you don't want to try this stuff, it's AMAZING!", hence it's name... 'Amazing Sweet and Sour Chicken'. I found this recipe months ago and have had it sitting in my kitchen just screaming my name since. The problem is, I have been on a diet, and this isn't exactly 'diet food'. Well, I decided to cheat today, so this was the recipe I wanted to make and try! Woo Hoo!!!! So glad that I did! It reminds me of the chicken you get at the Chinese Restaurants where the chicken is so tender and the sauce has just the perfect combination of sweet and sour... Mmmmmm... I just can't say it enough. Try it for yourself! Because "you're a fool if you don't want to try this stuff! It's AMAZING!"
Printable Version of this recipe here.
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, slightly beaten
vegetable oil for frying
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons ketchup
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Season chicken with salt & pepper. Heat oil to 350-360 degrees. (I like to use my deep fat fryer since it keeps a perfect temperature). Toss chicken pieces in cornstarch and then coat in eggs. Drop pieces into hot oil. Cook until golden brown. Place in single layer in 9x13 pan. Whisk together ingredients for sauce in a small bowl and pour evenly over chicken. Bake for 1 hour, turning chicken every 15 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.
Serve with your favorite rice recipe! This serves 3-4 people... (2 at my house:-) )
Recipe adapted from The Brown Eyed Baker .