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Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

takeout.jpgMy husband and I came up with this recipe during our first year of marriage. It’s super easy and our 2 year old loves it. It’s much better than ordering take-out when it comes to cost, taste, and health. Try it out on your family instead of ordering out next time!

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice

Prepare white rice according to package directions and how many servings you need.

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
1 1/2 lbs cut up chicken breast or tenderloins
1 jar of sweet and sour sauce (we use La Choy)
Canola or vegetable oil for frying

1. Pour about 1 1/2 to 2 inches of oil in a deep skillet and heat on medium high heat. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl and place flour in another shallow bowl. Warm sweet and sour sauce in a saucepan on low heat.

2. Cut chicken breasts or tenderloins into bite size pieces and dip into the eggs first and then the flour. Place flour-coated chicken into oil carefully. Turn pieces so they cook evenly, about 4-5 minutes per side. Don’t crowd the skillet; otherwise the pieces will not cook as quickly or evenly. Remove chicken pieces and place on paper towel to absorb oil.

3. Serve completed chicken over white rice with sweet and sour sauce on top.

This recipe serves about 4 people.

We love this easy Chinese meal and usually add egg rolls from the freezer section to complete the meal. Dessert is fortune cookies, which, of course, is my son’s favorite part!

Do you have an easy meal that is an alternative to take-out? Share it in the comments section!


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