Sunday , 21 July 2019

Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

 Sweet and Sour Chicken

 

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Ingredients
1 ½ pounds, skinless, boneless chicken, cubed
Olive Oil or Stir Fry Oil
Lawry seasoned salt
Pepper

1 Sweet onion, chopped
1 Red pepper, chopped
1 Green pepper, chopped

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1 can Tidbits pineapple chunks
Jasmine Rice

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Mushrooms, optional

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Sauce
1 cup Apple vinegar
½ cup Tomato paste
½ cup Ketchup
1 cup Pineapple juice
1 tbsp Soy sauce, light
1 tsp Ground ginger
2 – 3 tbsp Brown sugar

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Tips
You can adjust the brown sugar and pineapple in your sauce to adjust sweetness. I prefer to use tidbits pineapple chunks since they are easier to mix into the dish. I use a blend of tomato paste and ketchup – you could use only one of them. I make my rice in a rice cooker. It allows me to add the water and rice, then turn on the rice cooker and walk away.

Cover the bottom of a braising pan with olive oil and heat on low heat. Mix together the Sweet and Sour sauce and put aside. Add cubed chicken to your braising pan and add Lawry seasoned salt and pepper. Stir occasionally. Remove any excess liquid leaving about 1 tablespoon. Add onion and pepper and cook for a few minutes. Add sauce, cover and simmer for about 30-minutes. Add pineapple chunks a few minutes before serving to heat them. Serve over your favorite rice and enjoy!

Pour a small amount of olive oil or stir fry oil in a braising pan and frying pan. Place your chicken in the frying pan and season with Lawry salt and Pepper. Periodically stir until chicken is cooked.

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In your braising pan, add your onions and peppers. Cook until soft or until how caramelize you would like your onions.

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While the vegetables are cooking, measure out your sauce ingredients. Add your liquids, tomato paste, ketchup, ground ginger, and brown sugar to your braising pan. I recommend to stir each grouping of ingredients before adding the next.

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I like to let this simmer for a few minutes and then I add the chicken.

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let the mixture cook for about 30-minutes to allow the ingredients to blend. During that time you get the rice cooker out and make the rice.

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When there is about 10-minutes left, you had your pineapples to your braising pan so they have a chance to heat through.

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fry the mushrooms at about 5-minutes you will simmer the mushrooms. They will reduce about half in size Just be careful to not let them cook too long so they do not reduce too much.

serve it over the rice, and hope you enjoy it.

Sweet and Sour Chicken