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Chinese at Home May 16, 2010

Filed under: Chicken,Main Dish — Aussies Kitchen @ 9:11 PM
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Sweet and Sour Chicken:


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken breast, chopped (or you can use pork)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sweet vermouth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 red and yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped canned pineapple
  • cornstarch for thickening

Directions:

Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and marinate for 30 minutes in mixture of soy sauce, vermouth, garlic, ginger, and 2 tablespoons oil. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine all sweet and sour sauce ingredients, blend well and bring to a boil. Add small amount of cornstarch (about a tablespoon) to sauce stirring until well blended. Reduce heat and simmer,  stirring frequently until thickened. Be sure and bring your sauce to a boil before adding the cornstarch, otherwise the sauce may retain an unpleasant starchy taste.

Heat a smidge of olive oil in a pan. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink inside.

In another saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil on medium-high heat. Stir-fry red and yellow pepper and diced onion for 2 minutes, then add Sweet and Sour sauce and fold in cooked chicken. Let simmer for 2 minutes, arrange on serving platter or over rice and garnish with long strips of green onion and toasted sesame seeds.

Adapted from Foodnetwork

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