Let's start off by saying that my husband is well fed. He gets food cooked for him every night. That doesn't mean any of that is ever considered "good". So my best meal cooked isn't going to be that fabulous.
I am a baker. I love to bake. Ask me my best dessert and I could tell you. That is my forte.
So I asked my husband what my best meal is. He loves when I make sweet and sour chicken. It isn't store bought or frozen. I found this amazing recipe when I started Weight Watchers. It is light on the points but I must say it is pretty tasty. It takes about an hour and a half so it is not a quick meal to make but it definitely is yummy!
For the Chicken
- 3 -4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into chunks)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
- 1/4 cup canola oil or 1/4 cup vegetable oil
For the Sauce
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/2 cup vinegar (preferably rice or white)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2Season chicken with salt and pepper.
3Working in two batches, toss the chicken pieces in cornstarch and then coat with the egg.
4Heat the oil over medium-high heat and again in two batches, brown the chicken, turning it so that all sides are browned but not cooked through.
5Place the chicken in a single layer in a foil lined 9x13 inch baking dish.
6Wisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
7Pour sauce evenly over the chicken and turn the chicken to ensure each piece is coated.
8Bake for 1 hour, turning the chicken every 15 minutes.