SWEET AND SOUR CHINESE CHICKEN

If take-out is what you’re craving this Sweet and Sour Chinese Chicken is the perfect 20 minute budget-friendly meal to fill that need!

If take-out is what you’re craving this Sweet and Sour Chinese Chicken is the perfect 20 minute budget-friendly meal to fill that need!

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken breasts cut into 1-2" pieces

Batter:

  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar we used rice, but can use white
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbs ketchup
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch

Instructions
  1. Preheat your deep fryer to 375.
  2. In bowl combine all batter ingredients and whisk until smooth, batter will be thin but that is what you are looking for.
  3. Dip your chicken pieces one by one into the batter and then place into deep fryer.
  4. Fry for about 7-8 minutes or until golden.
  5. Turn out onto paper towel to drain, repeat will all chicken.

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  1. In small sauce pan combine your sugar, vinegar and water and heat on medium until sugar is desolved.
  2. Meanwhile in small bowl stir together your ketchup and cornstarch.
  3. Once sugar is desolved stir in the ketchup and cornstart mixtures.
  4. Turn heat to medium high and bring to a boil.
  5. Once mixture is boiling and it rises up in pan remove from heat and cool.