Sweet & Sour Pork/Chicken

1
Amy H.

By
@Meave

This makes a really nice sweet & sour chicken. You can skip the sauce if you prefer to use a jarred sauce from the grocery store, also you can use chicken or shrimp if you prefer. Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1 can(s)
    (20 oz.) chunked pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 c
    rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    dry sherry
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • FOR THE BATTER

  • 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1/2 c
    corn starch
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    water + 2 1/2 tbsp
  • FOR THE CHICKEN & VEGETABLES

  • 1 lb
    chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • ·
    peanut oil for frying
  • 1
    green pepper cut into chunks
  • 1
    carrot, scraped and diagonally sliced
  • 1
    onion, chunked
  • ·
    hot cooked rice

How to Make Sweet & Sour Pork/Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple chunks aside. Combine juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sherry, sugar, 2 Tbsp cornstarch and salt, stirring until cornstarch dissolves; set aside.
  2. Combine water, flour, 1/2 cup corn starch, baking soda, and 1 tsp. sugar in a small mixing bowl; stir until smooth. Add chicken pieces to batter, stirring until well coated. Heat oil in a wok to 375 degrees; cook half the chicken in oil until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels; Set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken, set aside.
  3. Drain oil from wok, reserving 2 Tbsp. in wok. Heat wok to 350 degrees. Add green pepper, onions and pineapple chunks. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from wok; set aside.
  4. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to wok. Cook stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Add reserved chicken, vegetables and pineapple; stir gently and cook until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice. Yield 4 servings

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About Sweet & Sour Pork/Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken Pork Seafood
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese



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