Tonight was our first attempt at making Chinese food. This recipe was amazing, better than take out! It does take some time, but it is definitely worth the work. The flavor of the sauce is incredible and the texture of the chicken is wonderful. We were all just smacking our lips with this one. Nom nom nom!
For the Chicken:
3-4 boneless,skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ cup canola or vegetable oil
For the Sauce:
¾ cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
½ cup vinegar (preferably rice or white)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Working in two batches, toss the chicken pieces in cornstarch and then coat with the egg.
Heat the oil over medium-high heat and again in two batches, brown the chicken, turning it so that all sides are browned.
Place the chicken in a single layer in a 9×13 baking dish. Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour evenly over the chicken. Turn the chicken to ensure each piece is coated.
Bake for 1 hour, turning the chicken every 15 minutes.
Recipe adapted from http://www.browneyedbaker.com/