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Sweet Sour Chicken

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“This is a good recipe to have on hand if you're stuck in a cabin in the Northwoods, craving sweet sour chicken, and there's not one Chinese take-out place within 50 miles. That's about the only time I make this since it's way too easy, when I'm home, to pick up the phone and order it from the place down the street! This is a Madame Wong recipe.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
2
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine chicken, salt, egg and cornstarch. Mix well with your hand. Heat oil until it is smoking hot. Drop chicken into oil one piece at a time. Don't crowd the pieces, do this in batches. Deep-fry until crispy, about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside. Leave oil in pot, you'll reuse it in step 3.
  2. To make sauce: Pour water, sugar, tomato ketchup and vinegar into saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir in dissolved cornstarch. Add peppers and pineapple chunks.
  3. Reheat oil until it is smoking hot. Fry chicken 1 minute more. Remove to a platter. Pour sauce over chicken, serve hot with steamed rice.

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