Sometimes I’ll be sitting here and thinking about how much I crave some Chinese take-out for dinner but then I start thinking about the reasons I shouldn’t be eating it at all. Namely the money and the total lack of healthiness that goes into that food. With me, though, once I have my heart set on something I am definitely going to get it one way or another! After some gag-worthy experiments, I finally found the right ingredients for an awesome tasting sweet & sour chicken. Ever since I started making this recipe I have not thought about the Chinese take-out at all. Now if only I can make some semi-healthy scallion pancakes..
Sweet and Sour Chicken
- 2 Thin Chicken Breasts
- 1 Green Onion (Scallion) (Diced)
- 3 TBSP Olive Oil
- 3 TBSP Corn Starch
- 4 TBSP Granulated Sugar
- 3 TBSP Ketchup
- 2 TBSP Rice Vinegar (Or other preferred vinegar)
- 2 TBSP Soy Sauce
In a frying pan, heat up the olive oil on a low/med setting. Meanwhile, dice up the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Place cornstarch into a shallow bowl and dip each chicken piece into the bowl, covering the chicken with the cornstarch completely. Place the covered chicken into the frying pan and begin to cook. While the chicken is cooking, thoroughly mix the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and soy sauce into a medium bowl and add 1 TBSP of water. Once the chicken is no longer pink, add the sauce to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken slightly. Pour over rice (or have separate) and sprinkle green onion on top.
– Try adding a TBSP of orange juice instead of water for a sweet & sour orange chicken!
– Make rice ahead of time and have ready on the plates so that the chicken can be easily placed on top
– Try using the sauce recipe over something like vegetables instead of chicken for a great side dish!