Sweet and Sour Chicken

With chunks of batter-coated chicken, pineapple, and a sweet-sour sauce, this stir-fry is always a popular choice in Chinese restaurants--especially with kids.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Start to Finish: 50 mins
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Sweet and Sour Chicken
Ingredients
1
pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1
beaten egg
1
cup packaged biscuit mix
1/3
cup water
1 1/2
cups cooking oil
1
20 ounce can pineapple chunks (juice pack)
1/3
cup sugar
1/4
cup soy sauce
1/4
cup cider vinegar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
2
teaspoons paprika
1
tablespoon cooking oil
1
large green sweet pepper, cut lengthwise into strips
4
green onions, cut into 2-inch lengths
2
cups cherry tomatoes, halved
 
Hot cooked rice
Directions
  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. In a medium bowl combine egg, biscuit mix and water. Dip chicken pieces into batter to coat.
  2. Heat 1-1/2 cups cooking oil in wok or small deep-fat fryer over medium heat (375 degrees F). Fry chicken pieces in hot oil, a few at a time, until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Remove chicken pieces as they brown and drain on paper towels. Discard cooking oil. Keep chicken warm in a 300 degree F oven.
  3. For sauce, drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to juice to make 1-3/4 cups. In a bowl combine sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, and paprika. Add pineapple juice mixture; set aside.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil to the wok or 12-inch skillet. Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry green sweet pepper and green onions in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from wok. Stir sauce; add to center of wok. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cooked vegetables, pineapple chunks, and tomatoes to wok. Cook and stir about 2 minutes more or until heated through. Add chicken; stir to coat. Serve immediately over cooked rice. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Sweet and Sour Chicken)
    Per serving:
  • 482 kcal cal.,
  • 19 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 75 mg chol.,
  • 843 mg sodium,
  • 60 g carb.,
  • 20 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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