27 August 2013

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is based on the recipe found here.  My version is a little less sweet and a little easier.  And there's real garlic. And I doubled the sauce.

Cut about 2 pounds of chicken into 1-inch chunks (I just cut it up with kitchen shears directly into the pan) and saute in some oil till the chicken is getting a little color but not cooked through.  Dump it in a baking dish- 9x13 or 8x10 is fine. You could also leave it in the skillet if it's ovenproof.

For the sauce, combine 1 cup of sugar, a small can of tomato paste, 1 cup of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2-4 cloves of garlic (I pound it in the mortar, but you could use a garlic press or mince it), and salt to taste (maybe 1 teaspoon?).  Stir that up and dump it over the chicken.  Stick it in the oven for about 45 minutes at 350.  That's it.

2 pounds chicken
Oil for sauteeing

3/4 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 6 oz can tomato paste
2 T soy sauce
1 tsp salt
2-4 cloves garlic, crushed

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