Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sweet & Sour Chicken

I've been craving some hibachi-style food lately. I decided to make some Chinese food with it too.
I love sweet & sour chicken so much, but I've never made it at home. 
This recipe was really simple and it was so delicious!!

What you need:
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 (10 oz.) can pineapple chunks, save juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (from the can)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. cooking oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1" chunks (I also used green bells)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
Combine chicken, egg white, salt and cornstarch in a small bowl. 
Stir and let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the pineapple juice, vinegar, ketchup, salt and brown sugar.
Heat a large pan on high heat (Lori adds that it is extra important for the pan to be hot) until water sizzles and add 1 tbsp. cooking oil. Add chicken in one layer.

Fry for one minute and then flip for another minute. Remove chicken, leaving as much oil in the pan as possible.Turn stove down to medium heat and add 1 tsp. cooking oil. After oil is heated, add peppers and ginger. Fry for one minute. Add pineapple and sweet and sour sauce. Turn to high heat.

When the sauce starts simmering, add the chicken back to the pan. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. 
 Check chicken and cook for a minute at a time, until no longer pink.
    Recipe from Recipegirl.com 


    Alida Sharp said...

    I have never tried making sweet and sour chicken before...gotta give it a try!

    Anonymous said...

    This looks so good! Would you come over to my link party tomorrow and share your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday? http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
    I hope to see you there!

    JudyBug said...

    Looks so delicious...yum! Love sweet and sour so bookmarking this one!

    Marla said...

    Wonderful chicken recipe :)
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    Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

    I have made a very similar beef recipe but I'd love to try your version with chicken. It sounds wonderful. I'd love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)