Sweet-n-Sour Chicken and Fried Rice

The other day I had taken some chicken out from the freezer to thaw for dinner and had no idea what to do with it.  I was getting a little tired of grilled chicken.  So, I took a peek on my favorite pinterest and found a few decent recipes for sweet-n-sour chicken.

I was surprised by how easy is was to make and how delicious it was to eat!  This will serve 2.

You will need:

  • 1-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 2 cups of pineapple cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 325.
  2. In a large skillet heat your canola oil and cut your chicken into 1 inch cubes.
  3. Put your corn starch into a gallon sized ziplock and whisk up two eggs in a separate bowl.
  4. Shake your chicken cubes in the corn starch and then dip one by one into the whisked egg.  Place each piece carefully into the hot oil.  Cooking 2-3 min on each side until golden brown and cook through.
  5. Place chicken in a single layer on baking sheet lined in foil.
  6. Mix up your sauce with out the pineapple.  Pour half of the sauce over the chicken and reserve the other half in a sauce pan, add in the pineapple.
  7. Bake chicken for 1 hour, turning the chicken half way through to fully coat in the sauce.
  8.  Heat the reserved sauce and pineapple and serve with sweet n sour chicken.
  9. Serve piping hot over steamed rice or our fried rice (see below for recipe).
Fried Rice
You will need
  • 3 cups cooked rice (rice that is a few days old works best)
  • 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbls minced garlic
  • 3 tbls sesame oil
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or liquid aminos
  1. In a large wok or pan heat your sesame oil.
  2. Add in peas, carrots, onion, bean spouts and garlic.  Stir fry for 5-7 min
  3. Push to one side of pan and add in whisked egg.  Cook scrambled.
  4. Add in rice and soy sauce and mix well.
  5. Cook until piping hot.
This is a recipe you could really play with and even add in meat

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