My Sweet and Sour Chicken
My daughter and I seem to live off of chicken. We get the frozen breasts in the big family pack at walmart, they run pretty inexpensive and that is what my budget has to afford. Eating chicken all of the time can get very boring. Luckily my daughter is willing to try anything that I make. I looked up sweet and sour chicken on the internet it looked pretty yummy, so, off to the cupboard I went. Wouldn't you know, I didn't have a lot of what the recipe called for, so, time to play. I will share my recipe and hopefully if you make it, you will leave a comment on how you liked it. It was a huge hit here. I am happy that I wrote it down, I have a habit of playing around with what I have on hand and then can't duplicate it.
1large can of crushed pineapple
1/4 c cornstarch
1 3/4 c water
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c white vinegar
2 drops red food coloring
4-6 pre-cooked chicken breasts~ cut into bite sized chunks
2 1/4 c flour
2 T olive oil
2 T cornstarch
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 green pepper~ cut into chunks1 1/2 c water
1) In a saucepan, combine the pineapple, green pepper, 1 & 1/2 cups of the water, vinegar, sugar, and red food coloring.Heat to boiling. Remove from heat, combine the 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Slowly stir into saucepan. Continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
2) In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oil, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and egg.gradually add the 1 1/2 cups of water to mixture. mix thoroughly. Add chicken chunks, make sure chicken is well coated.
3)Fry chicken pieces for about 10 mins until golden. Drain on paper towels or a brown bag.
4) Serve on top of white rice and cover with the warm sauce.My daughter thinks it would be tasty to add a splash of orange juice to the sauce. I had wished I had maraschino cherries, I would have replaced the sugar with the cherry juice and would have thrown in a couple of the cherries!