Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays- Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is easily my favorite dish that my mother-in-law makes. I have never made it before because I always thought it was really hard. When I finally braved it, I found it wasn't hard at all. In fact, it is super easy! This meal is easiest made in an electric skillet.

Chicken Ingredients :

  • 2- 3 lbs of chicken
  • cornstarch
  • 3 eggs

Cut chicken into pieces. Make a bowl of cornstarch and add a little bit of garlic salt. Make a bowl of the eggs whisked. Dips the chicken into the eggs and then into the cornstarch. Put in at pan at 375 , pretty hot with oil. Brown in sections, set aside on paper towel. Add oil each time each time you add a new batch.


  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 ½ c. vinegar
  • 1 ½ c. chicken broth (or water and a bouillon cube)
  • 3 tbs ketchup
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons garlic salt

Combine all the ingredients and simmer 5-10 minutes. Turn down the electric skillet with the chicken in it to 240. Pour liquid in with the chicken. Stir in thickening of 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch with water, then stir in pan.(In a thickening all you do is add the right amount of cornstarch and then add enough water to make a small paste. This will help thicken your sauce up.)

Super easy and yummy. This dish also reheats really well, so make extras and have leftovers!


Lu said...

Yum! I'll have to try this sometime.

Debbie said...

My kids love this so much! Thanks for the recipe.
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Denise said...

MMMM. Sounds like a keeper!
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Leslie Limon said...

Ooh! I love Sweet and Sour Chicken!
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@Home-Mom said...

this looks soooo good and doable. Where did you get your recipe box? I love this gadget too. Glad I found your blog ;)

Karen said...

Hi there, just found your site, love it.! I think I printed at least 15 of your recipes today while at work, like that they are simple and few ingredients. I also love that you do blogs on photography and special effects. Keep up the good work!