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Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

Trying to diversify my menu during quarantine has me being extra creative. I kind of miss the whole idea of take-out and eat-on-the-go, so I decided to make some of my own. Chinese sweet and sour chicken is a takeaway favorite- it is just so juicy, sticky and delicious I couldn’t resist. Actually, I am seriously thinking of becoming a chef at a Chinese restaurant when this quarantine ends.

Sweet and Sour Chicken is an Asian classic with a perfect balance between sweet and sour. It’s a really easy dish to put together and serves great over some vegetable fried rice or sesame peanut noodles.

Chinese sweet and sour chicken

Ingredients
Chicken
– 3 lbs  PARK EAST KOSHER chicken cutlets
– 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
– 1 Tsp. salt and pepper
– 4 Tbsp. olive oil
Sauce
– 3 cloves garlic, crushed
– ¼ cup ketchup
– 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
– 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
– ½ cup apple cider vinegar
– 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
– ¾ cup & 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
– 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
– 1 Tsp. black pepper

Directions
Start off by making the sauce. Begin by adding all the ingredients besides for  water and cornstarch to a saucepan on a medium heat. In a separate bowl combine the water and cornstarch and stir until well combined. Add the water and cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 5 minutes. While your sauce is cooking, prepare the chicken. Cut your chicken into 1” pieces. Add the chicken, cornstarch, salt and pepper to a Ziploc bag and mix well until chicken is evenly coated. Take a large skillet and add olive oil to it on a medium high heat. Once the oil is heated, add the chicken. Stir and flip the chicken for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Once the chicken is cooked reduce the temperature to a low heat, add the sauce to the chicken and stir until all chicken is evenly coated for 3 minutes. Garnish Chinese sweet and sour chicken with sesame seeds and serve.

Tip: For a spicy version, add some chilly sauce or red pepper flakes. Toasting the sesame seeds adds more flavor.

I can’t wait to hear how your Chinese sweet and sour chicken turned out. Let me know in the comments bellow.

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