easy sweet and sour chicken recipeWhat you’ll need for Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe:
2 carrots, sliced paper thin
1 green pepper, rough chopped
1/2 onion, rough chopped
8oz can of pineapple chunks
1-1/2 lbs chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces

For the batter:
1/3 cup AP flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 cup water

For the sauce:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 Tbsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp red food coloring (optional)
3 Tbsp cornstarch

To prepare the chicken: Combine batter ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces to batter and stir to coat. Fry in 350* vegetable or peanut oil for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and chicken is cooked thoroughly. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

To prepare the sauce: Stir all ingredients together and set aside.

In a large skillet or wok, heat 2-3 Tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, green pepper and onion. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until just done. Do not brown. Add the sauce mixture and pineapple. Bring just to a boil to thicken. Add chicken pieces and stir to coat. Serve over white or fried rice and enjoy!

***if you use frozen chicken nuggets or popcorn chicken, precook before adding to the cooked sauce.

 

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