Monday, November 30, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I'm not entirely sure where my mom found this recipe, but she makes a pretty great sweet and sour chicken. It's a bit time consuming to make since you have to batter and fry the chicken, but I think it's worth it for the final product.
1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breast
1 large green pepper cubed
1 large red pepper cubed
1 large yellow onion cut in large pieces
1 can sliced water chestnuts
1 1/2 cups bean sprouts
1 pineapple, chopped into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 tsp seasoning salt

4 tsp cornstarch dissolved into 1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup of sugar
8 tsp
1/2 cup ketchup
8 tsp soy sauce
3 tsp vegetable oil

Mix together sauce ingredients and reserve. Heat oil in a deep wok. Cut chicken into 1 inc pieces. Mix batter and dip chicken into batter. Once oil has heated to 350, fry chicken and flip after 2-4 minutes on each side until evenly browned and remove from oil. Add peppers, onion, chestnuts, and pineapple to oil and stir-fry for 4 minutes. Add sauce to veggies and cook for another 2 minutes. Return chicken to wok and toss with vegetables until chicken is evenly coated with sauce. Serve over steamed rice.

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