Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What's for dinner Wednesday!!

Tonight I made one of my oldest sons favorites Chinese. I found this recipe on the Internet and this is the 3rd time I've made it. It tastes really yummy but its not a quickie dinner. Its not hard or complicated though. I would definitely give it a try if you like Chinese food:)

Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

  • 3-4 chicken breasts (I used a pkg of chicken tenders)
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs ketchup
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1tbs light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
Preheat oven to 325ยบ cut chicken into small pieces. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Dip chicken into cornstarch to coat then dip into eggs. Heat your 1/4 cup of oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through. Put chicken in a 9×13 greased or lined with foil for easy clean up baking dish. Mix all of the sweet & sour sauce ingredients with a whisk and pour evenly over chicken.  Bake for 1hr you will need to turn the chicken every 15 min.

Fried Rice

  • 4 cups cooked white rice (day old is best but I just make it first & stick it in the fridge while I'm doing the chicken)
  • 3 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas & carrots (thawed)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic 
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
On med heat heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Add peas/carrots/onions/garlic stir fry until tender. Lower heat to med/low and push the mixture off to one side then pour your eggs on the other side of the skillet & stir fry until scrambled. Add rice and soy sauce and blend together well. Heat up until thoroughly heated.

Enjoy the yumminess! If you try it out let me know what you think:) I think I'm gonna try and do What's for dinner Wednesday regularly. Let me know if you guys like them or not.