This recipe has been all over Pinterest lately, and rightly so… it’s amazing.
We, of course, tried to make it even better… so, here’s our version:
Sweet & Sour Chicken – Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Café
- 3-4 chicken breasts
- 1/2 C cornstarch
- 1 egg + 1 egg white + 1 T water
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 C sugar
- 4 T ketchup
- 1/2 C cider vinegar
- 1 T soy sauce
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1-2 medium bell peppers (colored), optional
Dice up the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Prepare two bowls & your frying pan. In one bowl, pour 1/2 C corn starch. In the second bowl, combine the egg & the egg white. Then, coat the bottom of your frying pan with 1 tsp. olive oil.
Dunk the chicken pieces into the corn starch, then into the egg mixture and then place the pieces into the frying pan.
Cook until browned on all sides. Then, transfer the chicken pieces to a lightly greased 9x13 glass baking dish.
Combine 4 T ketchup, a 1/2 C sugar (or, try 1/4 C pineapple juice, 1/4 C sugar), 1 T soy sauce (preferably reduced sodium), 1/2 C cider vinegar and 1 tsp. minced garlic.
Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake at 325 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
The chicken will become increasingly coated in the goodness as it cooks…
If you want to add in bell peppers, add them to the mix with 30 minutes remaining.
Serve over brown rice, and veggies.
**If you want extra sweet & sour sauce, double the sauce recipe!