Sweet and Sour Chicken

With chunks of batter-coated chicken, pineapple, and a sweet-sour sauce, this stir-fry is always a popular choice in Chinese restaurants--especially with kids.


Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Ingredients
  • 1   pound 
    skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1   
    beaten egg
  • 1   cup 
    packaged biscuit mix
  • 1/3  cup 
    water
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    cooking oil
  • 1  20  ounce can 
    pineapple chunks (juice pack)
  • 1/3  cup 
    sugar
  • 1/4  cup 
    soy sauce
  • 1/4  cup 
    cider vinegar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    cornstarch
  • 2   teaspoons 
    paprika
  • 1   tablespoon 
    cooking oil
  • 1   
    large green sweet pepper, cut lengthwise into strips
  • 4   
    green onions, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 2   cups 
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  •  
    Hot cooked rice
Directions
1.
Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. In a medium bowl combine egg, biscuit mix and water. Dip chicken pieces into batter to coat.
2.
Heat 1-1/2 cups cooking oil in wok or small deep-fat fryer over medium heat (375 degrees F). Fry chicken pieces in hot oil, a few at a time, until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Remove chicken pieces as they brown and drain on paper towels. Discard cooking oil. Keep chicken warm in a 300 degree F oven.
3.
For sauce, drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to juice to make 1-3/4 cups. In a bowl combine sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, and paprika. Add pineapple juice mixture; set aside.
4.
Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil to the wok or 12-inch skillet. Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry green sweet pepper and green onions in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from wok. Stir sauce; add to center of wok. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cooked vegetables, pineapple chunks, and tomatoes to wok. Cook and stir about 2 minutes more or until heated through. Add chicken; stir to coat. Serve immediately over cooked rice. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 482, Fat, total (g) 19, chol. (mg) 75, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 60, pro. (g) 20, sodium (mg) 843, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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