Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sweet & Sour Chicken

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Hello all of you lovely people! I have missed you all so much. I have missed blogging and cooking and everything! As you may have seen on Facebook, I found out in September that I am expecting and due in May! *yay!* Unfortunately, along with that wonderful news came the most horrible food aversions known to man. Until recently, the thought of most food has been completely stomach-turning. I have been living on boneless, skinless chicken breasts because that's been the only meat I can bare to touch. Luckily, once I hit the second trimester, a lot of my sickness magically disappeared! It's funny how that happens. On top of the sickness, my camera decided to go into hiding for over a month. It's funny, because you don't realize how many amazing picture opportunities there are until your camera is nowhere to be found. Luckily, she was hiding in a box of party decorations in my office!

Now, on to the recipe! The other day I found a recipe for sweet and sour chicken over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I ended up tweaking it just a little bit, and the outcome was amazing! The sauce is magical, the texture is divine and when served alongside a pile of delicious fried rice, it is simply out-of-this-world! And yes... it is better than takeout! ;)

Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe {Print Recipe}

3 - 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1.5" pieces)
1.5 cups cornstarch
4 eggs (beaten)
Salt & pepper
36 ounces vegetable or canola oil

3/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons cold water

Heat oil to 375 degrees. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Roll chicken pieces in cornstarch, dip into egg and place into oil. Fry for 5-7 minutes, or until juices run clear. Place on paper towels to drain.

Place sauce ingredients (except water and cornstarch) in medium saucepan. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and pour into saucepan. Over medium heat, cook sauce until it begins to bubble and thicken (about 4-5 minutes).

Pour sauce over cooked chicken pieces and mix well! Make sure each piece has plenty of sauce!

Serve with fried rice.



  1. Definitely plan on trying this, Devi! Thank you so much and am SO glad you're feeling better. And that your camera has found it's way back to you. :)

  2. How did I miss that?! Congratulations! So excited for you! Glad you are feeling better! This looks like an amazing dinner!

  3. Ooo hello :) this looks absolute yummy. I must try this tomorrow for lunch!


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