Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sweet & Sour Chicken

So I have found a recipe that makes me a little less sad about not frequenting the Mandarin like I did in days gone by. Thanks to Cindy for letting me post it! I have made it a few times now (including with pork). It is absolutely scrumptious and has fast become one of our favorites.


3 pounds chicken breast (or chicken tenders if you wish)
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 beaten egg
6 Tbsp flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup chicken stock
3 1/2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp soy sauce


I like to cut my chicken into pieces like you would get at a Chinese restaurant. Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Let stand for one hour or more (I, of course never have time to do this, but no worries).

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Dip chicken pieces in beaten egg, then get it good and covered with flour. Brown in hot oil. Place in greased baking dish. (Note: I have also done this recipe with bread crumbs (Panko). I actually prefer the basic egg/flour breading.) Cover with sauce. For sauce: Mix sugar, vinegar, chicken stock, ketchup, and soy sauce in saucepan and heat. Pour over chicken. Bake uncovered for 45minutes to 1 hour. Yum yum yum.


Kristi said...

Yum. Sounds delightful.

Tawnie said...

yum. that sounds great. our kids would LOVE it. "red chicken and rice". it's a favorite!!!

Scott / Lori said...

I can't wait to try this. I am sure it will be a favorite around here as well. Thanks for the recipe!

Karey said...

This sounds like something my family will LOVE!!! Thanks for posting.

Scott / Lori said...

I made this tonight. There were NO leftovers. It was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.

Anonymous said...

This was delicious. I made it tonight and the whole family loves it except for Ellery who won't eat anything.

Hilary & Adam said...

Awesome recipe. I love sweet and sour chicken but I couldn't find a recipe I liked because of how vinegary it tasted. I also added some pineapple and pineapple juice and it was really tasty also!! Thanks for sharing