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Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

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Dorothy Samela


1 can (8oz) pineapple chunks
1/2 cup onion
2 tbsp shortening
1 1/4 cups water
2 cups carrot sticks
3 chicken bouillon cubes or instant broth packets
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 cup Ketchup
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 cup pepper sticks
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter
2 1/4 rice

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add water to juice to make 21/4 cups. saute onion in shortening in large skillet until tender. Add 1 1/4 cups water, carrots and broth. Cover and simmer 5 min. Combine sugar, cornstarch and ginger; add ketchup, vinegar, and soy sauce; and stir into vegetable mixture. Cook until clear and thickened. Add chicken, green pepper and pineapple; cover and simmer 5 min. Meanwhile, bring measured liquid, salt and butter. Stir in rice. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 min. Serve chicken mixture over rice.

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6 servings




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