Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour chicken can be made at home.


Sweet and Sour chicken can be made at home.


INGREDIENTS
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce Ingredients
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 or 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • Red food coloring if desired
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs divided use
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons rice cooking wine
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch divided use
  • 2 1/4 cups self rising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
INSTRUCTIONS
Sauce Directions
  1. Sweet and Sour Sauce Directions Wash the orange and the lemon well. Slice the fruit and sliced ginger and place into a medium pot along with 5 cups of water. Bring the pot to a boil, and then simmer for 30 minutes. 
  2. Drain water with a sieve, press the fruit into the sieve, you want to get all of the water released. Place water into a pot and add 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1 cup ketchup mix until well blended with a whisk. Heat the sauce over medium-high heat. Combine 3 tablespoons cornstarch and three tablespoons water in a small bowl. Slowly stream the liquid into the sauce stirring constantly. The sauce will thicken. 
  3. When the sauce thickens, remove from heat. Store unused sauce in an air tight container. 
Chicken Directions
  1.  In a medium-sized bowl add 1 egg. Scramble egg with a fork. Cut chicken into small bite-sized pieces. Add chicken to the beaten egg. Add 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons rice cooking wine, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Stir to combine. The batter will look a mess. 
  2. Allow to marinate for about 15 minutes before continuing the recipe. To make the batter for the recipe in a medium sized bowl combine 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 egg, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Stir until this batter has a uniform texture. Add enough oil to a pot to cover the 4 bottom inches. 
  3. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Batter chicken by taking a piece from the marinade and dipping into the batter with a skewer, and then carefully laying the chicken in the cooking oil. Fry until the chicken becomes a light brown. Remove chicken for about 1 minute, and then place chicken back in and fry for about an additional minute. Frying the chicken twice will make chicken extra crispy. Drain chicken on a wire wrack. Serve chicken with sweet and sour sauce.