Sweet and Sour Chicken

We celebrated my oldest daughter’s birthday with Sweet and Sour Chicken. The recipe is adapted from the More with Less Cookbook.

Gather up your ingredients:

For the marinade:
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. soy sauce

1 lb. pork or chicken, cubed (I used 4 boneless chicken breasts)

To stir fry later:
1 clove garlic, minced
4 slices ginger root, finely chopped
1 green pepper, cut up
1 onion, cut up
20 oz can pineapple chunks, drained (reserve the juice)

For the sauce:
3 Tbs. vinegar
3 Tbs. brown sugar
2 Tbs. soy sauce
1 Tbs. cornstarch
the reserved pineapple juice

Mix up the marinade and add the chicken or pork. Let it stand 20-30 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.

Combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.

Dredge the meat in cornstarch. Fry on all sides until brown. Remove from the skillet and keep warm. Stir fry the garlic, ginger and vegetables in oil, 2-3 minutes. Add the sauce and cook just until the sauce thickens and clears. Return the meat to the skillet. Serve with hot rice.

I keep thinking I need to double the pineapple and sauce amounts, but I haven’t done it. We would like more sauce than what the recipe makes.

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  1. I loooooooooove sweet and sour but my hubby hates it so I never make it. :(

  2. Noah's Mommy says:

    I love this…I think this may have to be on this weeks list…

  3. This looks so good! And pretty easy! Always a plus.
    Side note: I grew up with one of those “Special Day” plates. We loved them so much that my mom gave us each one when we got our own places. It is a great little tradition.

  4. That looks really good. I like how it’s fried a little bit first, would imagine that makes it a little bit crispy.

  5. Anna Molly says:

    Looks and sounds lovely!

  6. Yummo! We will certainly do this! BTW, where do you get those groovy plates? I would really like to have one at our house! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. The Blonde Duck says:

    that looks a lot beter than the sweet and sour chicken I’d been making. I’m going to try it!

  8. I think I get that red plate from Discovery Toys ages ago. Pampered Chef sells a blue version – at least I’m pretty sure they do.

  9. Nice to meet another SITSta. We love sweet and sour chicken, but I did not know how to make it until now. Thanks!

  10. Small House says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve been here before! I remember the Suzy Bake Oven. Oh how I need all your recipes. Thanks for introducing yourself. I’ll be back often!!!

  11. This is my first time to stop by. I came over from Small House. I will be back to try the recipes. I really want to try the sweet and sour chicken. The stew looks good.
    If it can be cooked in a crockpot I am all for that. Thanks for letting me peek.

  12. This sounds great, I love chinese food!

  13. Yum! I think that looks delicious and maybe like something even I could make :-)

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  14. Looks delicios! Thanks! And…thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. ooohh, this looks yummy!

  16. Mommy of M's says:

    This looks yummy! I might have to add this to next week’s menu!!

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