Friday, May 18, 2012
My Version of Sweet and Sour Chicken
Since I had a great response with my General Tso Chicken, I thought that I should share my recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken. This recipe is really simple and very delicious, to a point where it becomes almost addictive.
Breaded fried chicken strips seasoned with ginger, garlic, and onion, in a reddish sweet and sour sauce served over rice.
Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice
2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 c. flour
1 tsp. ginger
¼ tsp. pepper
2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. seasoned salt (Mrs. Dash works fine)
½ cc. oil
¾ c. sugar
2 ½ tbsp. cornstarch
2 ½ tsp. white vinegar
1 c. water
2 tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp. ketchup
1 c. rice, cooked with 1 ½ c. water according to package instructions
In a medium-sized container with a tight-fitting lid, mix flour, ginger, pepper, garlic salt, onion powder, and seasoned salt. Add chicken pieces, put lid on, and shake to coat.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Drop in floured chicken, and fry until chicken in browned and fully cooked. Drain on paper towels.
In large saucepan, whisk sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, water, soy sauce, and ketchup. Heat until mixture boils, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. When mixture is thickened, add chicken pieces and toss to coat.
Serve chicken and sauce over hot rice.