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    Sweet Sour Chicken

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Hey Jude's Note:

    This is a good recipe to have on hand if you're stuck in a cabin in the Northwoods, craving sweet sour chicken, and there's not one Chinese take-out place within 50 miles. That's about the only time I make this since it's way too easy, when I'm home, to pick up the phone and order it from the place down the street! This is a Madame Wong recipe.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    sauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine chicken, salt, egg and cornstarch. Mix well with your hand. Heat oil until it is smoking hot. Drop chicken into oil one piece at a time. Don't crowd the pieces, do this in batches. Deep-fry until crispy, about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside. Leave oil in pot, you'll reuse it in step 3.
    2. 2
      To make sauce: Pour water, sugar, tomato ketchup and vinegar into saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir in dissolved cornstarch. Add peppers and pineapple chunks.
    3. 3
      Reheat oil until it is smoking hot. Fry chicken 1 minute more. Remove to a platter. Pour sauce over chicken, serve hot with steamed rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 12, 2006

      25

      Ouch! The sauce is very McDonald's Chinese ... perhaps it was the use of "ketchup"?

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Sour Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (579 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 554.9
     
    Calories from Fat 50
    33%
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 237.4 mg
    79%
    Sodium 1688.3 mg
    70%
    Total Carbohydrate 65.5 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 34.2 g
    137%
    Protein 56.7 g
    113%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    canned pineapple chunks

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