Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Heavenly Sweet & Sour Ck

My family has always enjoyed chicken dishes from Chinese restaurants, but I've never been brave enough to try this type of recipe at home. I'm not sure why...I guess I figured it would be a flop.

A few days ago, after a major craving for Chinese, I decided to browse recipes to see if I could find anything that looked easy enough for me. Here's what I ended up doing...

*From Life In The Lofthouse

Fried Rice

3 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover rice works best!)
3 Tablespoons sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3-4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.  Add the peas/carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until thoroughly heated!

*And from The Recipe Critic:

Sweet and Sour Chicken


3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salt and pepper to taste

1½ cup cornstarch

3 eggs, beaten

¼ cup canola oil

1 cup granulated sugar

4 tablespoons ketchup

¼ cup white vinegar

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon garlic salt


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper.

In separate bowls, place cornstarch and slightly beaten eggs. Dip chicken into cornstarch then coat in egg mixture.

Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken until browned. Place the chicken in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, white vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt. Pour over chicken and bake for 1 hour.

I stirred the chicken every 15 minutes so that it coated them in the sauce.

This was the result. Both recipes were amazing! I pretty much doubled the
 chicken recipe, and my family wiped it out. 
Cannot wait to have this again.  :-)


  1. Hey, Steff. I hope all is going great y'all's way. We're doing good and have enjoyed our time ministering here in Argentina. In just 24 days we head back to the USA to have baby. =)

    These recipes look YUMMO! =)

    As you know, God has put us in a Chinese church. We get yummy Chinese food every Sunday after church! =) We're really going miss the Chinese food when we go back to the States.


  2. Heather, this recipe is amazing! I actually just pulled it up again to make it right now! :)


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