Monday, March 16, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is a family favorite recipe and a great freezer recipe.

• 2-3 lbs raw chicken, cut into cubes
• ¾ cup sugar
• ½ cup vinegar
• 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
• ½ cup water
• 1 chicken bouillon cube
• 3 ½ Tablespoons ketchup
• 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (for sauce, you will need extra see below)

• Dip chicken pieces in cornstarch and then in egg. Then brown chicken pieces in non-stick frying pan (outside will brown slightly and inside will be raw).
• Put chicken pieces in 9 X 13 baking dish.
• Boil sauce ingredients (mix in cornstarch first) for 1 minute and then pour over chicken.

To cook
• Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Spoon sauce over chicken once during baking time. (If you are baking this after it has been in the freezer - plan on longer for baking time.)

Serve over rice. The sauce is really good – I always double the sauce recipe so you can spoon it over your rice.


Marne said...

Is this the recipe in the Moscow cookbook? We like it too. This is the dinner I made for Chad when I did his Valentine's Dinner.

Tiffani said...

Yes, this is the same recipe. Tara even uses it for her freezer meals - you follow all the same steps except baking. Of course, you bake it later when you need it but make sure you plan on more oven time.