Sweet and sour chicken is delicious. Easy sweet and sour chicken recipe that calls for chicken, sweet and sour sauce that is better than takeout.
I did not add pineapple but you can to the sauce...(The Reason I Did Not Add Them I Did Have Them Available).
The secret is in the chicken marinade, specifically using eggs and cornstarch and not flour, which cornstarch creates a super-light coating all around the chicken makiing it not dory but soft and tender.
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
Salt and black pepper lightly
1/2 cup cornstarch [not flour]
2 well beaten eggs
1/2 cup Peanut oil to fry
For the sauce:
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 each diced green and red bell pepper
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sugar
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Coat them with cornstarch, dip in beaten egg and fry until golden, crispy and cooked done through. place aside on paper towel.
In a large pan, heat oil and fry garlic and onion until fragrant.
Add the bell peppers, cider vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup and sugar. Bring to a boil.
When the sauce get thick add the chicken. Toss to coat.Garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.
Place in a to go box and serve with white steam rice.