Chinese Take Out Fake Out

I had Chinese food take out for the first time when I was in college and I have loved it ever since!  Unfortunately, two things prevent me from ordering it very often now.  For one, Tim isn’t crazy about it  and two, we don’t eat at restaurants or carry out hardly at all.  But, my craving does get satisfied at home when I make this meal.  I found the recipe back in March and have made it at least half a dozen times since then.  After making it a few times, I decided to adapt it a little bit.  My changes are in italics.

Chinese Take Out Fake Out – Sweet and Sour Chicken
{ As seen on:  Amber’s Delectable Delights}

-Makes 4 servings –

Chicken Ingredients
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 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.

Sauce Ingredients

¾ cup sugar {I like to use brown sugar or 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar}

4 tablespoons ketchup

½ cup vinegar {I like to use seasoned or plain rice vinegar}

1 tablespoon soy sauce

cayenne or red pepper flake to taste – optional

1 teaspoon garlic salt

Bake for one hour at 325 degrees. Turn/stir chicken every 15 minutes. If you like extra sauce, make another batch of sauce and bring it to a boil on the stove top. Stir constantly and let cook over medium heat until thickened and reduced – about 6-8 minutes.

Serve with rice and stir-fried veggies.

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