Thursday, March 1, 2012


So today my friends, I have no cupcakes or cookies to share,  But a real meal!  A good one! I found this sometime ago from life-as-a-lofthouse. Go visit Holly she has a lot of recipes to share.  I've made this twice, its that good.  So, on with this recipe for Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken with my verison of fried rice. Hope you try it and hope you enjoy it.  Fairly easy and tasty.  Even good warmed up the next day.  

3- 4 boneless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil or peanut oil   (I prefer peanut oil)
3/4 cups sugar
4 TBSP ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

Start by preheating you oven to 325 degrees.  Rinse your chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste,  dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs.  Heat your 1/4 cup of oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through.  Place the chickn in a 9x13 inch greased baking dish.   Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken.  Bake for one hour (pending on the thickness of the chicken) and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes. 

Fried Rice 
4 cups of cooked rice use white or brown  (cook rice the day before and place in refrigerator in a covered bowl)
2  eggs
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cooking  wine sherry
1 small onion chopped or use green onions
5 TBSP peanut oil
2 TBSP of Classic Stir Fry Sauce by House of TSANG  or La Choy Brown Gravy sauce
1/4 to 1/2 cup of sliced water chestnuts
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 to 1 cup of frozen peas, or use snow peas
sprinkle of powdered ginger 
optional adding 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped  chicken or shrimp 

Have all your ingredients prepped and ready to add to the wok.  In a small bowl add the eggs, sherry and salt.  In a large deep fry pan or wok add the peanut oil, heat this to hot  (medium high heat)  then add the egg mixture.  Stir in the onion and scramble and break into smaller pieces. Add the day old rice, brown gravy and soy sauce, water chestnuts, peas and stir breaking up the rice until all is coated and blended.   Add the bean sprouts and mix throughout.   Enjoy  


 Happy cooking and  thanks for visiting the wednesday baker.   Andi

Sharing with
Miz Helens Full Plate
The Country Cook
A Savory Sunday
What's Cooking Wednesday


  1. Andi, you're a genius! I love sweet and sour sauce. This sounds delicious.

  2. I stole the recipe! Hope Holly likes to share

  3. I look forward to trying this recipe.

    Mrs. Delightful

  4. Ooh...wish I was having THAT for dinner! (:

  5. Can't wait to try both of these dishes.......

  6. This looks good, I'll put this one next weeks menu. :)

  7. Hi Andi,
    We would just love your Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken. I just love the combination of flavors that are in the recipe and can't wait to try it! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen