Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is a recipe I found a couple of years ago, wrote down and the whole Burdorf family fell in love with it.  Sweet and sour chicken.  Let me preface this by saying if you have a busy night, don't make this recipe.  If you are short on time, don't make this recipe.  However, if you have a little bit of extra time, MAKE THIS RECIPE!!  

I have no idea how you're supposed to make sweet and sour chicken because this was the first time I've tried it with this recipe and it was so delicious I never tried anything else. 

Here's what you need to start:
3-4 chicken breast
1 cup of cornstarch
3-4 beaten eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil 

Start by cutting your chicken into chunks.  Then dip them into the cornstarch and then the egg.  Put them in the pan with the oil and brown both sides. 
You will have to do the chicken in batches.  When you're done with that, it's time to make the sauce.

Sauce ingredients:
3/4 cup sugar
4 TBL ketchup
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 TBL soy sauce
1 tsp. garlic salt
Dump the sauce over the cooked chicken chunks.  If you have twin four year olds, take advantage of that and put them to work. ;)  Sidenote:  Don't mind Blake's hat that is 16 sizes too small, but that he insists to keep wearing. 
Even with the sauce on, at this point, it won't look like much and not very appetizing.  Put your pan in a 325 degree oven.  You will cook the chicken for a total of an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. 
When the hour is done, you get this amazing-ness below:  I know, you're welcome. 
So, if you're a fan of sweet and sour chicken and have the time, skip the restaurant and try this recipe.  It doesn't disappoint. :) 

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