Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe

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Cytherea Adora

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Ingredients

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1 lb
chicken breasts, boneless
1 tsp
ginger, finely chopped
1
egg white
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
cornstarch
1/2 c
vegetable oil
6
carrots
12 oz
pineapple chunks
2 tsp
sherry
2 tsp
soy sauce, light
1 Tbsp
vinegar
1 tsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 tsp
salt

How to Make Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cut up the chicken into bite-sized chunks.
  • 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.

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About Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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