|Sweet and Sour Chicken, fried rice, egg rolls, and extra sweet and sour sauce for dipping|
We had Sweet and Sour Chicken, with egg rolls, and fried rice. It is a time consuming dish so be prepared, it does take 1hr in the oven and probably about 30 minutes of prep and time at the stove. Needless to say we don't make this often but it is a favorite. If a recipe keeps me in the kitchen that long it better be exceptional or it doesn't last on our menu long.
Also I have used just the chicken recipe without the sauce and added in a little garlic powder and onion powder to the flour mix to make chicken nuggets to keep in the freezer for the kids lunches. It is cheaper and much better than store bought chicken nuggets. I enlist Matthew's help and we do a whole 6 lb bag of chicken at once. They love it, and Matthew and I even made a few for ourselves last time by adding a little Cajun seasoning to the last of the flour. But back to the actually recipe.
|So I got distracted and this is the last picture I took till my actual plate sorry.|
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Sweet and Sour Chicken
adapted from: Mel's Kitchen Cafe
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Cut boneless chicken breasts into chunks.
Mix salt and pepper into flour in a shallow dish I use a 8x8 glass pan.
Dip chicken in flour and then in egg then back in flour.
Fry in a little oil until brown but not cooked through.
Bake for one hour at 325 degrees. Turn chicken every 15 minutes so it is evenly coated with the sauce.