Sweet and Sour Chicken

2020-02-06
Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 60m

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This recipe is authentic and tastes very similar to the restaurant style sweet & sour chicken. Easy ingredients too!

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained (juice reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 drops orange food color
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2-1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces

Method

Step 1

In a saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, vinegar, reserved pineapple juice, and orange food coloring. Heat to boiling. Turn off heat. Combine 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup water; slowly stir into saucepan. Continue stirring until mixture thickens.

Step 2

Combine flour, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, salt, white pepper, and egg. Add 1 1/2 cups water gradually to make a thick batter. Stir to blend thoroughly. Add chicken pieces, and stir until chicken is well coated.

Step 3

Heat oil in skillet or wok to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C). Fry chicken pieces in hot oil 10 minutes, or until golden. Remove chicken, and drain on paper towels.

Step 4

When ready to serve, layer green peppers, pineapple chunks, and cooked chicken pieces on a platter. Pour hot sweet and sour sauce over top.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • calories

    639
  • fat

    18.4 g
  • carbohydrates

    56.2 g
  • protein

    59.2 g
  • cholesterol

    160 mg
  • sodium

    759 mg