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Sweet And Sour Chicken

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Sweet and sour chicken is a oriental flavored chicken. Skillet cooked, the sweet and sour chicken is made with pineapple and vegetables. Flavored with soy sauce and sherry along with spices like ginger and garlic, the sweet and sour chicken also has catsup for taste.
Ingredients
  Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Dry sherry 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chicken breast halves 6 , skinned, boned and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Canned pineapple chunks 15 1⁄2 Ounce, undrained (1 Can)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Sliced carrot sticks 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Chicken bouillon cubes 3
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Catsup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Green pepper 1 Large, cut into thin strips
  Scrambled rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Combine first 6 ingredients, stirring well.
Add chicken, stirring to coat.
Heat 1 inch vegetable oil in a heavy skillet; cook chicken until lightly browned.
Drain.
Drain pineapple, reserving juice for rice.
Set pineapple aside.
Saute onion in 2 tablespoons oil until tender.
Add carrots, water, and bouillon cubes.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
Combine sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and ginger; stir in catsup, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce, stirring well.
Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into vegetable mixture.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.
Stir in chicken, green pepper, and pineapple; cover and simmer 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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