Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice
This Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice recipe is the perfect dinner recipe idea for any night of the week. If you like sweet and sour chicken and rice, you will love this recipe because it combines the two favorites together. This is a great main dish recipe that the whole family will love; they might even mistake it for take-out from a Chinese restaurant.
There is just something about fried rice recipes that we just can't get enough of! Do you like Chinese food? If you do, what is your favorite dish? Chinese fried rice is a favorite in many households, and the nice thing about this recipe is that you can make it right from home, with a lot of the ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Some of the ingredients you will need for the baked sweet and sour chicken recipe include some boneless chicken breasts, salt and pepper, cornstarch, eggs and canola oil. The sweet and sour sauce recipe uses some pretty basic ingredients like sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic salt and white distilled vinegar, that's it! For the fried rice recipe, you will need some cooked white rice (day old rice works the best), some frozen peas and carrots, chopped onion, and slightly beaten eggs. You should also have some soy sauce.
If you haven't tried to make your own sweet and sour chicken recipe before, you will be surprised at just how easy it is. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and rinse your boneless chicken breasts and cut into bite-sized cubes. Then season the chicken with some salt and pepper. Dip the chicken pieces into the cornstarch until coated, and then dip into the beaten eggs. Now heat up some of the canola oil in a large pan and fry the coated chicken pieces until they are slightly browned, but not cooked all the way through. Then place the chicken in a nine by 13 inch greased a baking pan. Mix the sweet and sour sauce recipe ingredients together in a bowl, and pour evenly over the chicken. Then bake the chicken in a preheated oven for approximately one hour uncovered.
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Rice is one of those staples that is a good idea to have in the house. You can make all sorts of recipes with it, from lunch recipes, dinner recipes and more. You will find a wide variety of rice varieties from basmati, jasmine, brown rice and wild rice. Some rices like brown and wild rice, take a lot longer to cook, and can be presoaked in advance of cooking to shorten cooking times. Soaking the rice beforehand in water is called germination.
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