Best Tasting Sweet and Sour Chicken Bites

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Recipe adapted from Company's Coming- Chinese Cooking and tweaked a little.
This is the best ever chicken.


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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

CHICKEN BITES:

1 c
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
cornstarch
3/4 tsp
seasoned salt (lawry's)
3 large
eggs
4 to 5 tsp
water
3 large
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
for frying
canola oil

SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE:

1/2 large
onion, chopped
14 oz
can pineapple tidbits, do not drain
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
water
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/2 medium
green pepper, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Chicken Bites:
In a Dutch oven or deep-fryer heat the oil to 375^.
Combine flour,cornstarch and salt in a large bowl. Crack eggs into a small bowl and add the water and whisk until blended. Combine flour to the egg mixture blending until smooth. Add chicken. Stir to coat well.
2
With a fork, drop chicken one piece at a time into hot oil. Cook in batches, making sure to not over- crowd the pan. Cook until golden brown about 5 minutes. Remove and drain on paper toweling.
3
Sauce:
In a saucepan, fry the onion in a Tablespoon of oil, until they start to soften.Add the pineapple and juice, brown sugar, vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil.
4
In a measuring cup combine the cornstarch and water , stir until dissolved. Add to pineapple mixture and add the green pepper. Simmer 2 minutes until thick. Pour over chicken to serve over rice or pasta.
5
NOTE:
Both the chicken and the sauce can be frozen separately.
Once the chicken is completely cooled and drained, place in a ziploc freezer bag;you can even divide into individual serving size bags.
To cook from frozen. Place on baking sheet frozen and bake at 400^ for 15-20 minutes, until crisp and heated through..or in the microwave for about 5 minutes.Then crisp in oven.
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Sauce:
Allow to cool. Divide into freezer bag or bags. Thaw and heat in microwave.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Fruit Sauces, Pork
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom