Saturday, 23 November 2013

Sweet and Sour Chicken



If you've been anywhere near my kitchen, or seen any of the meals that I cook, you will know that I am not a fan of cooking with meat.

I would like to make it clear that I do very much enjoy EATING meat. If I go out to eat and need to chose between a meaty burger and a veggie burger, 9 times out of 10 I would choose the meat infested one. (That is unless the veggie burger was anything like the quinoa burgers I made last month)




And while I don't like cooking with meat, I make one exception. For some reason, chicken doesn't make me as squeamish as the other meats. I think it's because I only cook with chicken breasts, and they rarely have much blood to deal with.

You can tell that I would fail as a surgeon..

So of course when I was craving some sweet and sour pork, I was in a little bit of a pickle. Luckily, I had some chicken on hand, and could adapt really well. The result? Sweet, sour, delicious chicken. What could be better than that? I don't miss the pork at all.





What you'll need:

Chicken:
-2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-freshly cracked pepper
-1 cup cornstarch
-2 eggs
-1/4 cup canola oil

Sauce:
-3/4 cup white sugar
-4 tablespoons ketchup
-1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
-1 tablespoon soy sauce


Directions:

    1.   Chicken: Cut the chicken into cubes. Season with pepper.
    2.   Place the cornstarch in a large ziplock bag, and shake the chicken in the bag to coat.
    3.   In a small bowl, beat together the eggs slightly. Dip the cornstarch covered chicken in the egg mixture.
    4.   Heat the oil in a medium skillet on medium heat.
    5.   Fry the chicken for 1-2 minutes per side, then place on a baking dish.
    6.   Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
    7.   Sauce: In a saucepan, mix together the sauce ingredients on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sauce over the chicken, and bake for 30 minutes mix around a bit, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

14 comments:

  1. Haha I can see why this is an exception for you, delicious chicken dish :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  2. woow tempting chicken . love it

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  3. Mmmm - what a perfect stuffing recipe

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  4. One of my favourites! Never made it myself though, must remedy that soon...

    Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk

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  5. Well done! Looks professional! :)

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  6. I feel EXACTLY the same way! I hate cooking meat but enjoying eating it! This looks so good. What a delicious end to a good weekend. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  7. I'm with you here. I'm also squeamish when it comes to touching meat. My husband often gets to do that job. Haha! This looks good.

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  8. I try to vary up our meat eating at home between meat and non-meat entrees. But chicken always plays a heavy hand in our meal plan.

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  9. You make the best food....I love sweet and sour chicken.

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  10. Haha well obviously I'm not into cooking with meat...but I do love sweet and sour flavor! Have to try your sauce.

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  11. I'm the same way...i love eating chicken but hate touching it! I don't mind touching red meat as much, but my husband won't eat it so it's rarely in our kitchen. Mmm, this chicken looks so crispy and delicious!

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  12. I've been wanting to make S&S Chicken and I like this recipe better than the one I've got pinned. Easier. Thanks for the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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