2Combine ginger, egg white, about 1/2 teaspoons each salt and cornstarch and about 1 teaspoon oil.
3Add the chicken chunks and stir until the chicken is well-coated.
4Wash green pepper and discard seeds and stem, cut into strips about 1 x 1/4 inches.
5Peel carrots if they are thick, cut in half lengthwise. Cut diagonally into pieces about 1 inch long.
6Cook the carrots in boiling water for 3-5 minutes, depending how crunchy you like your carrots.
7Drain pineapple chunks, saving about 1/2 cup of the juice.
8Prepare the sweet and sour sauce by mixing sherry, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, reserved pineapple juice, about 1 tablespoon cornstarch and about 1 teaspoon salt.
9Stir well and set aside.
10Heat about 3 tablespoon of oil very hot in a wok or deep cast iron pan.
11Peanut oil is best since it has a high smoking point. Stir-fry the chicken by putting a small batch (e.g., 5 pieces) of the cubed chicken in the wok and stirring continuously until golden brown.
12Remove to a dish. Repeat until all the chicken has been cooked, adding small amounts of oil as it gets used up.
13Heat about 1 tablespoon oil in an empty wok.
14Stir fry the parboiled carrots and the green pepper for 30 seconds.
15Add the chicken and the pineapple chunks to the vegetables in the wok. Stir 1 minute or until well mixed and reheated.
16Add sweet and sour sauce to wok.
17Stir until thickened. Serve with rice.
18I serve this recipe to company all the time and am amazed at how many people don't realize that you can cook Chinese food at home. It is always a big hit. The recipe works equally well with lean pork, tofu cubes, or soy beans instead of the chicken.