Monday, February 17, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I love when my husband finds something he wants to cook and then spends time in the kitchen with me.  We have made this meal multiple times already and it will be made many more.  We usually stick to the healthier version of "fried" goods and bake them (plus we don't like the mess of frying in the house), but these chicken bites were worth all the effort and the mess.  The chicken is so moist on the inside and crispy on the outside.  Paired with sweet and sour sauce and homemade fried rice, this was fun to make and yummy to eat!

(Note:  We have yet to find the "perfect" sweet and sour sauce.  When we do, it will get its own post.  Until then, use your current favorite!  And I am taking suggestions...)

This recipe serves 3-5.

2-3 chicken breasts, cubed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
dash of pepper
1/4 C water

1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder
dash of pepper
1/4 C cornstarch
1 C water
1 1/4 C flour
3 TBSP canola oil
1 TBSP baking powder.

oil to fry with

Mix the chicken cubes in a large bowl with the salt, garlic powder, pepper and water.
Cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the egg, garlic powder, pepper, salt, cornstarch, and water.
Stir in 1 C of flour.
Add the remaining 1/4 C flour and canola oil.
Stir in the baking powder (the batter should be really thick).
Combine the batter and the chicken - coat the chicken well.
Heat the oil for frying to 375 in a large, deep pan.
Cook the chicken (you will need to do multiple batches depending on the size of your pan) for 3-5 minutes.
Stir the chicken while frying it so that it cooks evenly.
Put the chicken on a paper towel or in a colander to drain any excess oil.
Serve warm with your favorite sweet and sour sauce and sides!

This recipe is from the following video:

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