Hawaiian Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Recipe by Buzymomof3

I've been making this for years - I even used to make it for the kids I babysat back in the 70's. It's not like Chinese sweet and sour - it's a brown sweet and sour sauce.

Top Review by Burned Toast

For taste, 4 stars. For preparation, 2 stars. There is something very off about the measurements listed. 2 Tbsp flour cannot coat 3 lbs of cubed chicken. It's impossible. Also, the cornstarch was not adequate to thicken the sauce. We had to do a lot of tweaking and experimenting to even get this to the table. We won't make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Whisk egg in small bowl. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in another small bowl.
  2. Dip cubed chicken in egg, then in flour/salt/pepper mixture to coat - Put in pan with preheated oil and fry in batches.
  3. While chicken is cooking cube the green pepper and boil till tender. Drain and set aside.
  4. Once chicken is done, make sauce:.
  5. In a medium saucepan put one cup of water and dissolve 1 bullion cube into it (or use 1 cup of chicken stock - either works). Add the juice from the can of pineapples, the soy sauce and the sugar. Mix the cornstarch into the vinegar before adding it to the sauce - it makes it easier to blend. Heat the sauce till thick and glossy. You will have to stir it often, especially when it starts to thicken.
  6. Put the chicken, drained pineapples and peppers into a bowl - add the sauce and mix.
  7. Serve over hot rice.

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