Sweet and Sour Chicken
30 Minute Sweet and Sour Chicken. Tender, juicy chicken smothered in a homemade sweet and sour sauce. So much better than takeout!
- 1 pound chicken breasts cubed into bite sized pieces
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons oil divided
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- green onions for garnish if desired
- sesame seeds for garnish if desired
Add chicken and cornstarch to a large ziplock bag. Shake to coat the chicken with the cornstarch.
Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.
Working in two batches add the chicken and cook over medium high heat until browned, 4-5 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the same pan.
Add the peppers and saute until browned and slightly tender, 3-4 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the sauce by whisking together sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, onion and garlic powder in a small bowl.
Add the sauce and the chicken back to the pan.
In a small bowl whisk together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water.
Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 2-3 minutes.
Serve immediately with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.
Adapted from Le Creme de la Crumb