A Different Kind Of Chinese Sweet N' Sour Chicken Recipe

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A Different Kind of CHINESE Sweet n' Sour Chicken

Helaine Norman

By
@knish

Year agao my family loved sweet n sour chicken at Chinese restaurants, especially my kids. I was on the lookout for a recipe to prepare at home.

The unusual ingredient of mixed sweet pickles intrigued me to try this recipe although I was a bit leary of what the outcome would be. It MAKES the recipe delicious! My family loved it!

Note: I have never used the last two optional ingredients listed.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
chicken, boneless, cut into bite-size pieces (white or dark or both)
1
egg, beaten
salt and pepper, to taste
1 c
water
1 tsp
salad oil
1 c
flour
oil for frying
4 slice
pineapple, canned, cut into wedges
2
bell pepppers (any color(s)), cut into strips
1 c
mixed sweet pickles
water (to cover)
1 c
ketshup
1 c
sugar
1/4 c
water chestnuts (optional)
1/4 c
baby corn (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
MAKE BATTER:
Add to the beaten egg: salt, water, oil. Add flour and blend until smooth.
2
MAKE CHICKEN:
Heat oil (or other shortening). Dip chicken pieces into batter. Fry until well browned.
3
While chicken is frying, place pepper strips, pineapple and pickles in a pot with water to just cover. Boil only 5 minutes. Turn heat to low. (At this point, the relish pieces may be removed with a sieve, only if desired, but as this is done, mash their juices back into the pot. Add the other ingredients. Heat and add chicken. Stir gently and serve with your choice of rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Kosher