Sticky Chicky

"My kids love this sweet and sour chicken served with rice. The recipe calls for marinating the chicken for a day before cooking. You can do this, but personally, I think it the flavor overpowers it if soaked that long if you are using skinless boneless breasts. I just cook it with the sauce."
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  • Combine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger in a large zip bag with the chicken pieces.
  • Seal and turn several times to coat chicken pieces.
  • Put in refrigerator for a day.
  • The next day, put chicken and marinade in large heavy skillet or dutch oven.
  • Over medium heat, bring the marinade to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet and simmer for 15 minutes, turning each piece of chicken occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 200°F.
  • Uncover and continue to cook the chicken over low on the stove top, turning the chicken occasionally.
  • When the chicken is done (juices run clear when pierced with a fork), put the chicken pieces on a platter, cover it with foil and keep warm in the oven.
  • Turn the heat up to medium and cook the sauce in the skillet until it is syrupy and caramelized, stirring frequently.
  • This will take about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, turn the heat back to low so you don't overcook it.
  • Return chicken to the skillet, coat it with the sauce and serve immediately.

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  1. Shabby Sign Shoppe
    Made this same reciupe last night from Cookbook "Take That!" Entire family enjoyed this. I served over rice and used Balsamic inegar. I cut thie chicken up into biig chunks after simmering on stove and then put in 13x9 pan. I heated the sauce up and add a slurry (cornstarch and cold water) to thicken. Once this boiled and starch cooked out I poured over chicken. No ned to use oven for this to keep warm.
  2. jessieng
    I thought that the chicken was a little too salty and balsamic vinegar a little overpowering.


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