My family LOVES Chinese food! We used to go to this great Chinese restaurant and order their great sweet and sour chicken all the time. But not anymore. Why? Because I've found the BEST sweet and sour chicken recipe on Melanie's blog "My Kitchen Cafe" I'd tried lots of different sweet and sour chicken recipes many, many times before but they just weren't good enough for me to make again. But this recipe was simple and easy and I will definitely make it again. I had a friend over when I made this and she really enjoyed it, too. Melanie suggests that we bake the chicken after frying it and it worked out great! But if you don't have much time, I think it will also be great if you just thickened the sauce on stove on low heat and mix it in with the fried chicken bites. The choice is yours!
Melanie's Sweet and Sour Chicken
From My Kitchen Cafe
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
Cut boneless chicken breasts into chunks. Season with salt and pepper. Dip chicken in cornstarch and then in egg. Fry in a little oil until brown but not cooked through. Place in a single layer in a baking dish. Mix sauce ingredients (below) together and pour over chicken.
¾ cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Bake for one hour at 325 degrees. Turn chicken every 15 minutes. If you like extra sauce, make another batch of sauce and bring it to a boil on the stovetop. Stir constantly and let cook over medium heat until thickened and reduced - about 6-8 minutes.