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Sweet and Sour Chicken I

Rated as 4.51 out of 5 Stars
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"Pan fried chicken cubes served with a sweet and sour sauce."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 639
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 639 calories; 18.4 56.2 59.2 160 759 Full nutrition

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This recipe is REALLY good! Here's a few things to possibly make it easier for whoever tries this next... 1)The step #2 is for the batter that coats the chicken 2)#1 is seperate, and is f...

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Pretty good recipe for a Chinese food lover like me. Easy ingredients too!! BUT I think it should say from the begining to KEEP the Pinapple juice in a container for use in sauce. I almost dis...

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This recipe is REALLY good! Here's a few things to possibly make it easier for whoever tries this next... 1)The step #2 is for the batter that coats the chicken 2)#1 is seperate, and is f...

I gave this 4 stars because the first time i made it, it was a horrible dissapointment. The chicken was bland and had no flavor. I decided to try again and tweeked it a bit and it turned out fan...

This is excellent! My hubby is picky about his asian cuisine, and he loved it! I made a few changes: I kept the chicken, veggies, and sauce in separate bowls for serving. Added 2 sliced carrot...

HELPFUL TIPS IN PREPARING: 1. Make the chicken ahead and save for whenever you will eat this dish. Heating in oven at 350 for 15 min. really does work and chicken is really crispy but that's re...

Pretty good recipe for a Chinese food lover like me. Easy ingredients too!! BUT I think it should say from the begining to KEEP the Pinapple juice in a container for use in sauce. I almost dis...

Absolutely the best sweet and sour chicken recipe I've ever tried. My husband and I thought it was delicious. One comment about the directions: the amount of water to add to the chicken batte...

This recipe is authentic and tastes very similar to the restaraunt style sweet & sour chicken. I probably will not make it again though because of the amount of work. Great recipe.

my first thought when i tasted this: "oh my god, did i just make that??" this was amazing! the batter has a really good flavor. i added in extra pepper and salt. i served it with steamed white r...

Here's my modification if you don't like the extra calories in battered meat: Heat 1/2 tsp. sesame oil and 1 1/2 Tblsp vegetable oil until shimmering. Brown meat (chicken or pork cubes). Remove....