Sweet and Sour Chicken

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 8


  • 2 1/2 gallons LouAna peanut oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooked rice for 4 people

  • 2 tablespoons LouAna peanut oil
  • 1 cup (1-inch) pieces onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

To prepare chicken, place 2 1/2 gallons oil in a deep fryer; heat to 350 degrees.  Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1 teaspoon salt.  Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, flour, 1/2 cup cornstarch and baking powder in a large bowl, stirring well.  Combine milk and eggs, stirring well.  Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir until smooth. Dip chicken in batter; fry at 350 degrees for 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken.

To prepare sauce, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Add onion and bell pepper to pan; sauté 3 minutes.  Add ginger and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute.  Add vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, food coloring, and pineapple chunks to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Combine reserved pineapple juice and 2 tablespoons cornstarch, stirring until smooth.  Add juice mixture to pan; bring to a boil.  Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Serve with chicken over rice.

Safety First

There are two options when frying a turkey. You can take the traditional approach and use propane fryers. They should be used outdoors in accordance with the manufacturer’s safety procedures. Never use them on a wooden deck or leave them unattended. Or you can use a Master built Electric Deep Fryer that can be used indoors on kitchen counter tops, tables, inside garages and on covered patios. Be sure to keep children and pets away. But either way you choose, always remember:

  • Wear oven mitts.
  • Avoid use of alcohol and keep a fire extinguisher nearby, as you would with any type of cooking.
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