Monday, January 23, 2012

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken


I have been pinning some really great recipes lately, but haven’t really been trying any of them out!  I finally decided to pick one and try it out for dinner!

I chose this recipe of baked sweet and sour chicken.  I love me some sweet and sour chicken so I thought this would be the perfect dinner!

I have to say… was quite tasty!!  It turned out great and was really yummy!


Here’s how you make it:

For the chicken coating:

  • 2-4 boneless chicken breasts
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

For the sweet and sour sauce:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs ketchup
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  Wash your chicken breasts and pat dry.  Cut the breasts into cubes.  Season with some salt and pepper.  Dip the chicken in the cornstarch, then in the eggs.  Heat the oil in a large skillet.  Once the oil is hot, place your chicken in the skillet and cook until browned, but not cooked all the way through.  Place the chicken in a greased 9x13 baking dish.  Mix all of the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce and pour evenly over the chicken.  Bake for about an hour, turning the chicken every 15-20 minutes. 

There are just a couple things I would do differently next time I make it.  First, I would add about a 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the sauce mixture to give it a little bit extra “sweetness”.  I would also make a little extra sauce to pour over the chicken at the end after it is done cooking!

So that’s it!  Pretty easy peasy!

OH…..I also made a pecan pie for dessert.  This is like my 4th or 5th attempt at making a pecan pie.  I keep doing something wrong.  I’ve used different recipes and everything.  It always turns out really soupy in the middle!!  The filling doesn’t ever “gel”.  Does that make sense?  What am I doing wrong?  This time I followed this recipe.  HELP!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Amy, Is the pecan crust a golden color when you take it out of the oven? How long are you baking it? It will still be a little runny, especially when you first take it out. How long are you waiting before you cut into it (is it completely cooled)?


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