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Fruited Sweet And Sour Chicken

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For marinade
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Dry sherry 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 Pound (Or Breasts)
  Cornstarch 4 Tablespoon (For Dry Coating)
For sauce
  Fresh orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rice vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Catsup 3 Tablespoon
  Packed brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper sauce/Chili oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Minced ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Small, cut into 1-inch cubes
  Bell pepper 1 , cut into cubes
  Canned lychees 11 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Canned mandarin oranges 11 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  Water 2 Tablespoon

1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Set aside for 30 minutes. Coat the chicken with cornstarch and shake off the excess. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
2. Set a wok in a ring stand; add oil to a depth of about 2 inches. Place over high heat until the oil reaches 375°. Add the chicken a few pieces at a time and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Lift out and drain on paper towels. Keep warm while cooking the remaining chicken.
3. Place a skillet or medium saucepan over high heat until hot. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, swirling to coat the surface. Add the ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the onion and cook for 1 minute or until softened. Add the bell pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add the lychees and sauce and mix well. Add the mandarin oranges, lemon juice, and chicken and toss to coat evenly. Add the cornstarch solution and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2189 Calories from Fat 672

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 75 g116.1%

Saturated Fat 13.6 g67.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 651.5 mg217.2%

Sodium 1937 mg80.7%

Total Carbohydrates 279 g93%

Dietary Fiber 9.9 g39.5%

Sugars 134.9 g

Protein 102 g203.8%

Vitamin A 107.7% Vitamin C 474.4%

Calcium 16.3% Iron 47%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Fruited Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe