Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken: Dinner for $10
There’s something indescribably delightful about sweet-and-sour chicken — that counter-intuitive combination of flavors runs like a an alternating current on your tongue, setting off a veritable pop-pop-pop of your taste buds like a string of Chinese firecrackers. Sweet-and-sour chicken may long have been one of those meals you’d never dream of making at home; surely there must be some exotic secret to it, right?
Everything that goes into making this slow-cooked sweet-and-sour chicken, with its velvety glaze, can easily be found in your local grocery store. To wit: brown sugar, ketchup and (ready for the surprise?) — frozen lemonade concentrate. Say what!? Yep, that’s the not-so-secret “sour” ingredient here. Set it all simmering in the morning, and come home to a better-than-takeout sweet-and-sour dinner that night. This Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken can be had for a better-than-takeout price as well: it yields 4–6 servings at about $1.85 per serving.
Make this Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken!
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