My Recipe Box - Sweet and Sour Chicken with Bok Choy
I've tried a few recipes recently to reproduce Chinese take out. Finally success!! I reduced the amount of meat as I was making it for only the two of us. I served it with steamed rice and bok choy - click here for the recipe.
Ingredients 2 to 2½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts I used boneless skinless chicken thighs salt and pepper 1 cup cornstarch 3 eggs, lightly beaten I only used one as I used less chicken. ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 6 tablespoon ketchup ¾ cup apple cider vinegar 1½ tablespoons soy sauce 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
Instructions Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Season with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Put the cornstarch in a shallow bowl. Put the eggs in a separate bowl. Place the oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Working in batches, dredge the chicken in the cornstarch, then dip in the egg. Add to the hot oil and brown on all sides. You do not need to cook the chicken through, just brown the outside to get a crispy exterior. Transfer the chicken to a 9x13-inch baking dish and continue with the remaining chicken. In a bowl, combine the sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar, soy sauce and garlic powder. Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken. Bake the chicken for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Serve over prepared rice.