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Friday, March 14, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Happy Friday loves! I was really planning on having some stellar posts ready for y'all when I got back from my vacation but I neglected to remember something really important. Hubs still has a whole two weeks of leave left. Am I the only one who has a really hard time writing posts when the hubby is home? Somehow I always get distracted by the game he's playing (now is a great example of that) or the show he wants us to watch or just by his handsome face in general. It's all right though--I will take less productivity over the lonely days of his being gone any day of the week! 

Anyway on to today's recipe--recently I've had a craving for Chinese food, specifically sweet and sour chicken. During my sister's visit, we tried to satisfy my sweet/sour craving by visiting the Panda Express here in Honolulu. I guess we made a mistake in going to a chain because their food was....well...not that great. Enter Pinterest and my search for the perfect sweet and sour chicken recipe. 


Sweet and Sour Chicken
Serves 2
Original recipe by The Recipe Critic

Ingredients:
  • 1-2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 c cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 c white vinegar
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic (1-2 cloves)
Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut your chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, place your cornstarch and eggs into separate bowls. Dip chicken into the cornstarch and then into the egg mixture, coating thoroughly. 
3. Cook your chicken in the skillet just until all sides are browned. Place chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. (the size of the dish really doesn't matter just as long as it's a casserole type baking dish). 
4. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, ketchup, both vinegars, soy sauce, and garlic. Pour over the chicken bites and toss. Bake the chicken/sauce mixture for around 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thick. (The key to this is to stir the chicken every 10 minutes or so of baking time)
5. Serve over rice and enjoy!!! 


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Friday, March 14, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Happy Friday loves! I was really planning on having some stellar posts ready for y'all when I got back from my vacation but I neglected to remember something really important. Hubs still has a whole two weeks of leave left. Am I the only one who has a really hard time writing posts when the hubby is home? Somehow I always get distracted by the game he's playing (now is a great example of that) or the show he wants us to watch or just by his handsome face in general. It's all right though--I will take less productivity over the lonely days of his being gone any day of the week! 

Anyway on to today's recipe--recently I've had a craving for Chinese food, specifically sweet and sour chicken. During my sister's visit, we tried to satisfy my sweet/sour craving by visiting the Panda Express here in Honolulu. I guess we made a mistake in going to a chain because their food was....well...not that great. Enter Pinterest and my search for the perfect sweet and sour chicken recipe. 


Sweet and Sour Chicken
Serves 2
Original recipe by The Recipe Critic

Ingredients:
  • 1-2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 c cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 c white vinegar
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic (1-2 cloves)
Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut your chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, place your cornstarch and eggs into separate bowls. Dip chicken into the cornstarch and then into the egg mixture, coating thoroughly. 
3. Cook your chicken in the skillet just until all sides are browned. Place chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. (the size of the dish really doesn't matter just as long as it's a casserole type baking dish). 
4. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, ketchup, both vinegars, soy sauce, and garlic. Pour over the chicken bites and toss. Bake the chicken/sauce mixture for around 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thick. (The key to this is to stir the chicken every 10 minutes or so of baking time)
5. Serve over rice and enjoy!!! 


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