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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is hands down the most wonderful Sweet and Sour Recipe EVER!

This version is from Taste and Tell..which is actually the method I used.
Author: Deborah
Serves: 4-6 servings
2 to 2½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1 cup cornstarch

3 eggs, lightly beaten

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar
6 tablespoon ketchup
¾ cup apple cider vinegar
1½ tablespoons soy sauce
1½ teaspoons garlic powder

Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Season with salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
Put the cornstarch in a shallow bowl, I used a zip lock bag. Put the eggs in a separate bowl. Place the oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Working in batches, dredge the chicken in the cornstarch, then dip in the egg. Add to the hot oil and brown on all sides. You do not need to cook the chicken through, just brown the outside to get a crispy exterior. Transfer the chicken to a 9x13-inch baking dish and continue with the remaining chicken.
In a bowl, combine the sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar, soy sauce and garlic powder. Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken.
Bake the chicken for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Serve over prepared rice.

Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe