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SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

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SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

 

Sweet and sour chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish known for its delicious combination of

spicy and sweet flavors. Here is an easy recipe to make sweet and sour chicken at home:

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS:

 

For the chicken:

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• 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces

• Salt and black pepper to taste

• 1 cup cornstarch for coating

• 2 eggs, beaten

• Vegetable oil for frying

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For the Sweet and sour sauce:

• 1/2 cup ketchup

• 1/4 cup rice vinegar

• 1/4 cup soy sauce

• 1/4 cup pineapple juice

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• 1/2 cup granulated sugar

• 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water (for thickening)

For frying:

• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

• 1 bell pepper, diced

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• 1 onion, diced

• 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)

• Spring onions, chopped, for garnish

• Sesame seeds , for garnish (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Prepare the chicken:

o Season the chicken pieces with salt and black pepper. Coat each piece with cornstarch and then dip

into beaten eggs. Make sure they are well covered.

2. Fry the chicken:

o In a large skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.Fry the breaded chicken

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pieces until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and reserve.

3. Prepare sweet and sour sauce:

o In a bowl, mix ketchup, rice vinegar, soy sauce, pineapple juice and granulated sugar. Adjust the

sweetness and spiciness to your taste.

4. Thick Sauce:

o In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Add this mixture to the

sweet and sour sauce. Stir well and set aside.

5.Sautéed Vegetables:

o In the same pan or wok, add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Sauté the diced peppers and onion until

slightly softened.

1. Mix the sauce and vegetables:

o Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the sautéed vegetables. Allow the sauce to thicken while

simmering.2. Add fried chicken and pineapple:

o Add the fried chicken pieces and pineapple pieces to the sauce. Stir everything gently until the

chicken is well coated and heated through.

3. Garnish and serve:

o Garnish with chopped spring onions and sesame seeds if desired.Serve the sweet and sour chicken

with rice.

Enjoy this homemade sweet and sour chicken with its deliciously balanced flavors!

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