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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sweet and Sour Chicken

My parents lived in Japan shortly after they were married. As a result, we had a lot of rice dishes in our house.
My Mom's best friend while living in Japan shared a number of recipes and this is one of them, growing up it was one of my favorites.

Sweet & Sour Chicken (serves 4-5)


  • 2 c. diced cooked chicken
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. pineapple chunks
  • 1 1/4 c. water (I substitute with a little pineapple juice)
  • 2 c. carrots, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, cut in strips or chunks
  • 3 chicken bullion cubes
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 c. ketsup
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce

Cooking Directions:

Saute onion in 1 Tbsp butter until tender. Add water, carrots, & bullion. Cover & simmer for 5 min. In separate bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, & ginger. In separate bowl, combine ketsup, vinegar, & soy sauce. Add both combinations to vegetable mixture. Cook until clear & thicken. Add chicken, green pepper, & pineapple. Cover & simmer for 5 min.

Serve with rice.

1 comment:

Heidi and Rich said...

Everything you make looks delicious. I can't wait for it to cool off here so I can make soup and other fall treats.