I have to get this recipe in a place where I don't have to go searching for the recipe every time I want to make it.
This is one of Hailee's favorite dinners.
And I don't make it very often because I don't like to fry stuff.
I don't like grease popping out all over the place and making a mess [and burning me in the process]
and frying food is bad for you.. Mmm'Kay??
So, I had a go to recipe on Pinterest for this amazing chicken, but for some dumb reason, every time I try to get to it, it redirects me to other places. Hence the need for One Place I can always find the recipe...
Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds) cut into tiny pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cornstarch
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
*sweet and sour sauce*
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place the cornstarch in a bowl.
First, toss the chicken in the cornstarch to make sure it's good and coated.
Whisk the eggs together in another bowl.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat until very hot and rippling.
Dip the cornstarch-coated chicken pieces in the egg and place them carefully in a single layer in the hot skillet.
Cook for 20-30 seconds on each side until the crust is golden but the chicken is not all the way cooked through (this is where it's really important to have a hot skillet/oil).
Spray your baking dish with non stick spray.
Place the chicken pieces in a single layer in a 9X13-inch baking dish and repeat with the remaining chicken pieces.
Once you've gotten all your little chicken pieces fried up and in the baking dish, pour in the sweet and sour sauce. Stir and make sure they're all coated. I cheat and use store bought BUT, if you're feeling all Martha Stewart, I'm sure you could whip up your own sauce. [Ain't nobody got time fo that]
BAKE in the 325 degree oven for one hour, stirring the chicken bits around every 15 minutes to ensure that all the little chickens are good and coated with sweet and sour sauce.
I get requests for this one frequently from my family.
And for those of you that like pictures more than words...
and just because I can,
and because I could listen to Jared Leto's voice All. Day. Long...
you are welcome.