Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

There are many kind of sweet and sour chicken and it is easy to make,  you might have all the ingredients in your cupboard ready to cook, all you need is chicken breast.  You can make with chicken, shrimp, or pork.  Easy part is buy store bought tempera, mix and deep fry the meat.   As any deep fry you have to eat right away don’t keep it too long.

For the chicken
4 chicken breasts cut to bite size
Store bought Tempura shrimp batter mix according to package direction
Oil for deep fry the chicken and set aside. 

1/2 cup of diced red bell pepper
1 cup of pineapple chunk drain set aside
1/2 cup diced of white onion
Roasted Sesame seeds for garnish
1 stalk of chopped green onion for garnish

For the sweet and sour sauce

1 cup of Pineapple juice (pineapple juice is best not water)
1/3 cup of sugar (more or less up to you)
1/2 cup of ketchup  
1 T of soy sauce
3 T of white vinegar
1 to 1½ T of cornstarch (depend on how thick you want the sauce to be)
1 drop of red food coloring
On medium heat Combine everything in the sauce pan stir until the sauce is boiling and thicken, turn the heat off set aside (you might have some sauce left keep in the fridge for later use)

In a fry pan heat 2 T of oil until hot
Add red bell pepper stir fry until tender
Add pineapple, and sauce (add enough sauce to cover the meat) heat everything until all combine; turn the heat off let cool a bit before serve.
Garnish with Sesame Seeds and green onion

Serve with Rice


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