Friday, March 8, 2013

So I found this on Pinterest..

We all say it. Probably more than we would like to admit. But seriously. There are really not too many things you might want to find- whether recipe, craft, workout, DIY, you name it- that are not pinned to someone's boards.

Oddly enough, I really wasn't looking for anything in particular this time. On a daily regular basis I tend to check out whats new in a few categories: Food, crafts/diy, humor (hello, ecards!), and health/fitness. This is how I stumbled upon this delicious number.


Sweet & Sour Chicken


Oh My Goodness. The original recipe came from Made it, Ate it, Loved it. I just so happened to change it up a little.  I used a package of chicken tenderloins from Wegmans instead of the chicken breasts called for.

Chicken Breading:
salt and pepper
1 cup Wheat flour (instead of cornstarch)
2 eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil (instead of canola and I just put enough in the pan to use- didn't measure)

I cut my tenderloins up into chunks and seasoned with the salt and pepper. Dipped the pieces into egg then the flour and set aside on a plate. Once they were all done, I popped them in the oil, just letting them get a little browned on each side. I am a little scared of OVER-frying things so I probably don't let them in as long as a should. Anyway, as I took the chicken out of the pan I put them in baking dishes small enough to fit in our toaster oven (yay electric saving!). Then you pour the sauce over!!

Sauce:
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbsp kethcup
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

I ended up making closer to a double sauce recipe since I had mine split into 2 dishes. I also put the chicken and some sauce on a cookie sheet covered with foil for a few extra minutes on either side to get it a little crispier.

Sides:
I cut up half a small avocado and some tomato which I cooked on the stove. I also used my rice cooker to make some yummy rice (should have been whole grain, but oh well!)
With leftovers I steamed some Mukamame, also a good, healthy choice.. just sayin!

Just a small hint and toot my own on how good this is... hubby came home from work, none the wiser of what I had made, said "It smells like chinese in here." Dearest hubby.. thats because I made it :)

Go make it.. seriously!!

10 comments:

Maria said... [Reply]

YUM! that looks so good. especially right now...i need to make something for lunch. i love that there's avocado in it. great job! have a sweet weekend. <3<3
maria

Cathy Trochelman said... [Reply]

Ooooh - this looks yummy! I love Chinese but am not good at making it....I will have to give this a try!

Kim of Mo Betta said... [Reply]

Gotta love Pinterest! Thanks for stopping by my blog...great minds think alike with our Asian chicken dishes :-) Also, I see your TNT link...that's awesome! I participate in LLS annual Light the Night Walk. My dad is a Leukemia survivor!

Sarah Wells said... [Reply]

Sounds so good! Pinning this to try sometime. New follower from Sarah Lynn's Sweets!

Suzan Sweatman said... [Reply]

MY.MOUTH.IS.WATERING.
That looks so delish!!!
Going to save this recipe for sure,
Thanks for sharing, I really have to check Pinterest out for recipes - most of my boards are home design.
Hugs,
Suzan

Mindi@MyLove2Create said... [Reply]

I think I pinned this recipe recently, I LOVE Sweet and Sour chicken. I am so glad you shared this, now I must make it!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said... [Reply]

Hi! This is Selene from Restoration Beauty visiting your blog. Thanks for following my blog, I just followed you back! This recipe looks delicious; Sweet and Sour Chicken is one of my faves!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said... [Reply]

Hi! This is Selene from Restoration Beauty visiting your blog. Thanks for following my blog, I just followed you back! This recipe looks delicious; Sweet and Sour Chicken is one of my faves!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said... [Reply]

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Ashley Osborn said... [Reply]

This looks delicious!!! I think I have all of the ingredients right here! :)