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Recipe: sweet & sour chicken

Recipe: sweet & sour chicken
I was ridiculously excited when I came across this recipe for homemade sweet and sour chicken. You guys, it is SO GOOD. It’s a little involved with several steps (coating chicken, frying a little bit, then baking) but it is all worth it. Start with a plate of chicken breast, cut into chunks. Mix up your sauce: ketchup, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Dip the chicken into cornstarch and then in beaten egg. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and coat all the pieces with the sauce. Bake that for about an hour, turning the pieces once or twice. Serve it all together and enjoy! Sweet and Sour ChickenIngredients 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper 1 cup cornstarch 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup canola oilFor the sauce (1 batch) 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup ketchup 1 cup vinegar 2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powderPreparation Cut boneless chicken breasts into chunks, season with salt and pepper. Related:  Chicken

Chinese Pineapple Chicken I call this dish Pineapple chicken. It’s similar to lemon chicken, or sweet and sour chicken sans red food coloring. Once you make it you’ll be surprised how easy it is to mimic Chinese take-out food. Except I think it tastes fresher and a bit healthier than take-out. Pineapple Chicken (makes 4 servings) Ingredients for Chicken: 2 chicken breasts 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. sesame oil 1 egg 1/4 tsp. pepper 3 Tbsp. flour 3 Tbsp cornstarch corn or canola oil for frying Ingredients for Sauce: 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 cup pineapple juice 1/4 c. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. cornstarch + 1 Tbsp. water 1 Tbsp. soy sauce Directions: 1) In a bowl, cut 2 chicken breasts into chunks. 2) Add flour and cornstarch to chicken to create a thick batter. 3) In a medium saucepan, combine pineapples and pineapple juice. 4) In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water into a paste. In a bowl, cut 2 chicken breasts into chunks. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper and egg and mix thoroughly. Serve with steamed white rice.

Curtis Stone: Pesto Glazed Chicken Curtis demonstrates his easy method for pounding up perfect pesto to use as a glaze for a moist chicken breast. Lightly herbed spaghetti rounds out the meal. Ray Kachatorian total prep To make the pesto: Using a Bump and Grind or another large mortar and pestle smash the garlic into a coarse puree.

Kung Pao Chicken Recipe Here’s the recipe you all might have been waiting for – the legendary Kung Pao Chicken! I have wanted to make this for the longest time but have just finally got around to doing so now. Kung Pao chicken first originated in central-western China and has become very popular in the United States. Ingredients:1lb boneless-skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1” pieces) 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 tablespoons green onions (chopped) 3 garlic cloves (minced) ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon powdered ginger 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sugar 1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts Cooking Instructions: Step 1: combine chicken and cornstarch in a small bowl and toss to coat. Step 4: Return chicken to the wok and coat with sauce.

Magic Sauce Recipe I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Technically, it's a riff on a chimichurri sauce - one that veered off the rails in a big way. Much tweaking has rendered it a distant second cousin. Let's just start by putting one thing out there. It's as versatile as a black dress. - More Herb Recipes - - More Paprika Recipes - - More Quick Recipes - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste 1 well-crumbled bay leaf pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot. While the oil is heating, lightly pound the rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a mortar and pestle. Makes ~2/3 cup. Prep time: 5 min - Cook time: 5 min Print Recipe

Chinese Lemon Chicken | Recipes Most sane people keep a drawer full of delivery menus for the sole purpose of...ordering delivery. I too have a menu drawer, but can count on two hands the number of times I have actually ordered delivery in the past few years. Call me a bad New Yorker. I'm pretty good with picking up takeout while out somewhere, but dialing from home is another story. Being so dangerously close to the kitchen, I usually wind up studying the menu for half an hour, choosing an entree, then deciding, screw this, I can make the same dish, except way better. This hubris usually leads me to spend another couple of hours ransacking my cabinets, schlepping to the grocery store, figuring out a strategy, then executing it. I wonder if delivery menu one-upmanship can be classified as a psychological disorder. On the bright side, I can now whip up many MSG-free versions of takeout favorites, like General Tso's chicken, sweet and sour pork, and orange sesame chicken. Let me know what you think! Chinese Lemon Chicken

How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom: 24 steps (with pictures) Reader Approved Four Parts:Applying Feng Shui to Your BedAvoiding Negative EnergyCreating Balance Through ColorsMaking Other ConsiderationsCommunity Q&A The ancient Chinese method of Feng Shui helps us to balance our homes and create happier, more successful lives, room by room. Steps Part 1 Applying Feng Shui to Your Bed <img alt="Image titled Feng Shui Your Bedroom Step 1.jpeg" src=" width="728" height="545" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Have a solid headboard. <img alt="Image titled Feng Shui Your Bedroom Step 7" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">7Keep your bed far away from any TVs, desks, or other distractions. Part 2

Honey Soy Chicken Wings I first made these honey soy chicken wings a few years ago when I was working long hours in San Francisco. I wanted a nice comforting dish that didn't involve standing in front of the stove for too long. And preferably something that could be reheated easily the next day. I want to share a recipe that has always been dependable, through good days and bad. True, they're more of an appetizer than a full-on meal, but sometimes what you really need after a day of answering calls and working with spreadsheets is to just plop in front of the TV, drink cheap wine from a Mason jar, and eat chicken wings with your hands.

The Perfect Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe The perfect cookie dough truffles are so easy to make and perfect for entertaining or enjoying as a treat. Cookies hold a definite place of distinction around my house – from our chewy chocolate chip cookies to out of this world peanut butter cookies and let’s not even think about forgetting my absolute favorite cookie dough dip. They all are our favorites. So, I decided I’d combine some flavors from our chewy chocolate chip cookies and my chocolate chip cookie dough dip to make the perfect cookie dough truffles recipe. Let me just go ahead and tell you now, when you pop one of these babies in your mouth, you immediately feel like a kid again sneaking a little bite of the cookie dough. Err… well… I at least did. The best part? I left a few out for all of us to enjoy and then boxed the rest up for her to keep in her freezer so she could enjoy them whenever she needed a little nibble of cookie dough truffles. Here’s how I make my cookie dough truffles. The Perfect Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Coca-Cola Chicken Wings | Recipes Here's a goody from the archives. A number of you have tried this recipe for Coca-cola Chicken wings that I first posted in March 2011. You wouldn't guess just how delicious it is based on the simple ingredients. I don't know exactly when or how Coca-cola chicken wings became a Chinese dish, but it's a baby compared to everything that originated back when dynasties existed. In China, Coke and other sodas hold a higher prestige than they do in the US. I have also attended banquets and Chinese New Year dinners where bottles of 7-Up and Pepsi were sitting like centerpieces in the middle of white table cloth-covered tables. This is all to say that the cult of Coke in China is pretty strong. Cantonese soy sauce chicken wings are braised with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, and occasionally cinnamon and star anise. Even better than using regular Coke is Mexican Coke, which uses real sugar, if you can find it in your local grocery store or bodega. Coca-Cola Chicken Wings Serves 4 Ingredients

Ad Hoc Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe March 2, 2010 nothing beats fried chicken and waffles! My love for fried chicken, much like my love for noodles, is not very discerning. I can definitely tell the difference between good and bad noodles and chicken, but my love is so all-encompassing that I can forgive faults easily. With so many kinds of fried chicken in the world, how would I be able to tell good from bad if I didn’t try them all? Chang’s Fried Chicken in Octo Vinaigrette is pretty damn tasty, but one fried chicken recipe in the whole book just leaves me wanting more. salt, flat leaf parsley, lemon, honey, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, thyme for brine Even if they were in the book, knowing Chang, the recipes would be multi-day, multi-step processes. People on the internet have long been singing the praises of Keller’s fried chicken so I couldn’t wait to try it. cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, flour for coating flour coating all ready to fry seriously good! Ingredients Brine Directions

Sweet and Sour Pork For the past few weeks I've been working on a new project that has left me little time for cooking. (On the bright side, that project involves dumplings and will be revealed soon!) In the meantime, I thought this would be a good opportunity to update a recipe for sweet and sour pork that I first shared about 5 years ago. Since 2008 I've made this multiple times, and retested it over and over for my cookbook. It's the best I've found for making crispy pork that's reminiscent of takeout without all the grease and gloppiness. I grew up with two kinds of sweet and sour pork. In Beijing, I once took a home-style cooking class in which the teacher revealed that her secret ingredient for sweet and sour pork, also what "the better restaurants in Beijing use", was a bottle of locally produced ketchup. Sweet and sour pork is thought to have originated in Guangdong province. The version I made today is Cantonese "gulou yuk" by way of the American suburb, and polished with an aesthete's mindset.

Vampire Cookies Every year I see lots of Halloween cupcakes and cakes that are rather boring in their decorations. They may have faces of ghosts or vampires painted on top with colored icing, but that really doesn’t do much to set them apart from non-holiday cupcakes. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I think it’s fun to go over-the-top where ever possible and really take decorations as far as they can go. I did this last Halloween by creating Vampire Cupcakes – cupcakes filled with a blood-red cherry pie filling that “bled” when you bit into them. This year, I wanted to start a little collection of vampire Halloween goodies and opted to try my hand at making vampire cookies. Like the cupcakes, I wanted the cookies to be a pale white color and filled with something bright red. I made the bite marks by poking two holes in the dough with a toothpick before baking. The cookies have a light vanilla and butter flavor to them, and are the perfect color to really set off the red of the filling.