Thursday, May 19, 2011

Whatcha Got Cookin' {Sweet & Sour Chicken}

We love us some Chinese food.  Like, crazy kind of love!
We have this favorite take out place down the street.
When we walk in, the sweet old guy that owns the place says, "Ah, House Lo Mein  and Sesame Chicken!  How are you today?"
Yeah, he knows us by our order! 
The other day, my hubby called me and dead seriously told me we couldn't move.  I asked why and he said because he couldn't leave our beloved Chinese takeout behind.
Yep!  We're that crazy!
Anyone else think Chinese food and decide to leave it to the pros?
I did, until I found this recipe that I adapted a little,
And, dare I say, it is PERFECT!

Sweet & Sour Chicken
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
Cut chicken into 1 to 2 inch cubes. Place chicken and garlic salt in large ziploc back and shake to coat chicken.  Let sit for 30-40 minutes.  Add egg mixture and cornstarch to bag and shake.
Fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. vinegar
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1&1/2 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
Mix all ingredient in pot or electric frying pan (I use the electric frying pan because I can just add the chicken right to the sauce and heat through).  Heat sauce until it starts to thicken.  Add chicken and heat through if your chicken has cooled after frying.
Serve with rice.


If you're brave or just plain crazy! , you can let your kids test out the chopsticks.
Little Miss Bear was a rock star with the chopsticks.
The other kids...struggled, to say the least!  I ended up feeding both of the younger two because they refused to eat with a normal fork but couldn't get the hang of the chopsticks.
And don't even ask about the sticky rice mess I had on my hands!


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  3. Way great, I love sweet and sour chicken! Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it and what's this electric fryer thing - I'll have to check that out. New follower here from Polly Want a Crafter hop.

  4. That looks yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

    --Rachel from Take a Look Tuesday

  5. AMAZING! Your Happy Buddies are chopstick professionals! It's so great that you give them those experiences! And I am definitely putting this on the meal plan for next week! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I just made this and EVERYONE in my house ate it. All 3 boys and dad and me. great recipe. I made the sauce hot by adding red pepper flakes, and doubled the batch. thank you. . .we may never go to J. Wu's again!