Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sweet and Sour Chicken (or Pork. yuck.)

I first posted this on my old blog, but am going to start trying to merge a few of my favorite posts to this one. This is one of my favorite recipes. It's yummy. You should try it. I first made it while I was in Papua New Guinea

Here's what you will need:
2/3 cups Soy Sauce
2 tsp. minced garlic (I basically always double garlic. Always.)
1 Tbs. minced ginger. (I keep mine in the freezer and grate it as I need it.)
1/4 cups flour
1/4 cups cornstarch
Salt and Pepper
1 Lb. of Chicken. Or pork, if you're into that. (As you can see, I'm not.) Anyways. Pick a meat, and cube it.
1 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 oz. honey or 1Tbs. sugar (I just do a squeeze or two of honey. It works.)
1 Tbs. vegetable oil 
1/2 Tbs. sesame oil
1/3 cups of each: onion, green pepper, red pepper, celery
1 cup pineapple. (And may I just say, in PNG, we picked and ate it the same day. DE.LI.SHUS. :)

Mix soy sauce, garlic, ginger, flour and cornstarch.

Season meat with salt and pepper. Place in bowl, and toss that disgusting looking sauce all over it. 

It kinda looks gross. But trust me. It's nom nom.

"Dredge" the meat in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. I like that word, "dredge." 

And now for the extra healthy part.

In a large frying pan, heat 1" oil to 350*. (To me, this translates to "heat up some oil in a pan at like... medium-ish temperature.")

While that stuff is cooking, in a separate bowl combine the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, and honey. Whisk them together and set it aside. Also, by the way, don't use a cereal bowl like I did. It's not whisk friendly like you might think.

Fry the meat until golden brown and drain on a paper towel covered plate.

Get your veggies all ready...


Red pepper.

Green pepper. 
(do you like the way I have carefully cut them all to size? haha. I am the worst cutter ever.)

And the best part, pineapple. This makes this dish, in my opinion.

Doesn't this look great?

Go on. Enlarrrrrge this.

Place the fried chicken and veggies in a roasting pan with the canola and sesame oil. 
Cover with the ketchup mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook til meat is tender.


Let me know if you try it! It's sooo yummy!


  1. That looks delicious. So good, in fact, that I couldn't type the word "delicious." I started over about three times.

    I'm going to have to try this soon!

  2. Yum, pinned this to try soon! Maybe it will satisfy my Chinese craving!