Friday, February 13, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ingredients for Chicken:
1 cup flour
½ cup cornstarch
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup water
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed

Ingredients for Sauce:
½ cup brown sugar
4 Tbsp cornstarch
16 oz. Pineapple chunks, reserve syrup
1 green pepper, chunked
½ cup vinegar
4 Tbsp ketchup
1 onion, chunked

Directions for Chicken:
1.Heat oil to 375 degrees
2.Beat flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, water and oil together until smooth.
3.Dip chicken into mixture and deep fry until golden.

Directions for Sauce:
1.Mix sugar and cornstarch
2.Add enough water to juice to measure 2 cups.
3.Stir juice, vinegar, and ketchup into cornstarch mixture.

4.Cook, stirring constantly until it thickens and boils.

5.Stir in Pepper and Onion. Cook until tender, stirring constantly.
6.Stir in pineapple, cook until tender, stirring constantly.
7.Serve over chicken.

I did half of the chicken this way, and the other half I just took plain cut up chicken breasts and sauteed in a little olive oil until browned. I wanted to see if I liked it enough that way to eat it (so it would save the fat and calories of the deep frying). It wasn't bad, but the fried is just so much better!!!

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