Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

First of all, Happy Belated Mother’s Day! I hope you were all able to enjoy the day with your moms, daughters, or special women in your life. We spent Saturday installing hardwood floors at my parents for my mom for Mother’s Day {post on that coming soon!} so Sunday was a day for just the three of us. Mike got up early with Molly {who is 13 months old today, by the way!} and let me sleep in which was wonderful, especially since I haven’t been feeling well the past few days. They got me the coolest frame that looks like a window with pictures of me and Molly from the time she was born to us now out at our property recently. It was perfect. It was a beautiful day to spend with my little family and it was nice to have all of my favorite things in one day. I’m so grateful that God chose me to be this little sweet girl’s momma. She’s the best.

mother's day 2014

Mike took care of breakfast and lunch, but I went ahead and made dinner. It was this super easy sweet and sour chicken that was delicious.

easy sweet and sour chickenIngredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts {I made 1 per person}
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • white rice {I made 1 1/2 c. for two people, but that was kind of a lot}
  • 1/2 c. olive oil

Sauce {from Six Sister’s Stuff}:

  • 4 T ketchup
  • 6 T honey
  • 2 T white distilled vinegar
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 4 T sugar

I got the original recipe from Six Sister’s Stuff.┬áSesame Chicken. They used popcorn chicken but I decided to use chicken breasts and make the bites myself. It’s healthier than the frozen stuff and tastes better too:) Their sauce was delicious, though so I stuck with that! Preheat a pan with olive oil. Whisk together the egg and milk. Salt and pepper the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces. Then coat with the egg/milk mixture and roll in flour. Then fry it in the olive oil until brown on both sides.

frying chickenMeanwhile, make white rice according to package. As the chicken finishes, place onto a plate with a paper towel to soak up the oil.

fried chickenIn a separate sauce pan, whisk together ingredients for sauce into the pot. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for a few minutes.

orange chicken sauce

Once it thickens, toss the chicken pieces in the sauce and serve over rice.

sweet and sour chickenEasy and delicious! What is your favorite asian meal? Did you have a great Mother’s Day?

 

 

 


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  1. Angela Jones says:

    Well I had the BEST Mother’s Day EVER!! I got to spend the entire day (a day early; Saturday) with the sweetest most fun granddaughter in the world; my very handsome and talented and loving son-in-law; and my amazing beautiful daughter! They totally surprised me by installing our living room floor; which by the way was a first for them and I can’t wait until you see the fabulous job they did! The two of them work so well together; I am in awe of both of them! I especially could not believe my daughter down there hammering and even using a large electric saw like a pro! I cannot thank you both enough for my wonderful gift!

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