Sweet And Sour Chicken – Restaurant Style

Restaurant style sweet and sour chicken. You can also make this with pork or shrimp. This takes some time in preparation but you can also use frozen chicken nuggets or popcorn chicken instead of frying your own to make it go quicker.

What you’ll need:
2 carrots, sliced paper thin
1 green pepper, rough chopped
1/2 onion, rough chopped
8oz can of pineapple chunks
1-1/2 lbs chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces

For the batter:
1/3 cup AP flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 cup water

For the sauce:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 Tbsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp red food coloring (optional)
3 Tbsp cornstarch

To prepare the chicken: Combine batter ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces to batter and stir to coat. Fry in 350* vegetable or peanut oil for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and chicken is cooked thoroughly. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

To prepare the sauce: Stir all ingredients together and set aside.

In a large skillet or wok, heat 2-3 Tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, green pepper and onion. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until just done. Do not brown. Add the sauce mixture and pineapple. Bring just to a boil to thicken. Add chicken pieces and stir to coat. Serve over white or fried rice and enjoy!

***if you use frozen chicken nuggets or popcorn chicken, precook before adding to the cooked sauce.