I love a good Chinese food restaurant. What I don’t love is the cost for my family of 5 to get Chinese food. I had discovered some frozen entrees at the grocery store and they are delicious. However, the problem with them is that I’m still spending $12+ to feed my family of 5.
This is a recipe that I found on Pinterest and it has become a family favorite. We pair it with rice and it is perfect. It is even more delicious the next day. Do keep in mind, it takes about 2 hours to make. I don’t ever plan this recipe on days we are busy or days that I don’t have someone else in the house to keep an eye on the boys while I cook.
I have a self typed recipe so unfortunately I don’t have an original source to give to you guys.
- 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 TBSP ketchup
- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 TBSP soy sauce
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Rinse chicken and cut into bite sized pieces
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper
- Dip chicken in the cornstarch to coat, then dip in the eggs.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken until browned. You do not need to fully cook the chicken.
- Place browned chicken in a greased 9×13 baking dish
- Mix the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt in a bowl, pour over the chicken in the baking dish.
- Cook for 1 hour in the oven, stirring every 15 minutes.
It is a very simple and straight forward recipe, but it does take time. Trust me…. it is worth it.