I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sweet & Sour Chicken

My husband and oldest daughter really enjoy this recipe. It's a bit time consuming , but not hard to make.

(serves 8)

*1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained, reserve juice
*2 tablespoon olive oil
*1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
*1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
*1/2 cup carrots, peeled & sliced thin
*1 small onion, sliced (optional)
*1/4 cup cornstarch
*1 1/2 cup cold water
*1/4 cup white vinegar
*1/4 cup cold water
*1/2 cups white sugar
*1/4 cup brown sugar
*2 drops orange food coloring
*6 skinless, boneless, chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes.
*2 cups self-rising flour
*1 teaspoon garlic powder
*2 tablespoons vegetable oil
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
*1 egg
*2 cups water
*1 quart vegetable oil for flying

~In a saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups water, white sugar, brown sugar, vinegar, reserved pineapple juice, and orange food coloring.
~Heat to a boiling.
~Turn off heat.
~In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup cornstarch & 1/4 cup cold water.
~Stir slowly into sauce in the saucepan, until mixture thickens.
~In a large bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, 2 tablespoon oil, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, salt, black pepper, & egg, seal and mix well.
~Gradually add 1 1/2 cups water to make a thick batter.
~Stir until well blended.
~Add chicken to batter and stir until well coated.
~Heat oil in a large heavy skillet to 360 degrees.
~Fry chicken pieces in hot oil until a golden brown. (not all at once)
~Remove from oil, and drain chicken on paper towels.
~Repeat until all the chicken is cooked.
~While chicken is cooking, sauté green peppers, red peppers, carrots, & onions in 2 tablespoons olive oil.
~Cook until veggies are at desired tenderness.
~Add pineapple chunks and heat until warm.
~When ready to serve, layer pepper-carrot-onion-pineapple mixture over a bed of rice.
~Add cooked chicken.
~Pour hot sweet & sour sauce over top.
~Serve immediately.


Pamela said...

Sounds so delish, Barb! I will make it.

BJ Brinker's Home Cooking said...

Let me know how you like it.