Sweet and Sour Chicken
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup vinegar (just the regular one)
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice (fresh or from a can)
- 2 cups pineapple chunks (fresh or from a 20 oz. can; )
- 5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
Vegetable Lo Mein
- Preheat skillet pan with 2 tablespoons oil. While oil is warming up, slice the chicken breast into bite sized wedges (it doesn't have to be perfect).
- Once the oil is hot, toss the chicken in. Let the chicken cook on one side before flipping over. Cook the chicken until it is about 80% cooked through.
- Mix the ketchup, vinegar, pineapple juice, and corn starch together. Add this mixture once the chicken is mostly cooked. Then add the pineapple.
- Cook the chicken and sauce for about 10 minutes on medium to high heat (sauce should be bubbling). Then cover with a lid and turn the heat down to low to allow the sauce to thicken up.
- Once the sauce thickens, serve it with rice or vegetable Lo Mein.
(I love this Lo Mein because you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand! I didn't have napa cabbage so I used celery in it to provide a crunch and it tasted good.)
- 8 ounces of cooked noodles (spaghetti or Chinese)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (can add another if you like your Lo Mein salty)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 medium red onion, sliced in wedges
- 2 medium carrots (julienned slices or grated using a grater)
- 2 stalks of celery and/or 2 leaves of napa cabbage
- and whatever veggies you like such as mushrooms, green onions, etc.
- Cook noodles according to package (note: I don't cook mine until completely soft because the noodles will be cooked again in steps 6-7).
- While noodles are cooking, cut the vegetables (red onion, carrots, celery, and others that you want in the Lo Mein)
- Preheat your skillet or wok with the oil
- While the oil is heating, make your sauce. Combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar, and cornstarch together.
- Once the oil is hot, toss the onions in. Cook for about 1-2 minutes and then toss in the rest of the vegetables (you can change the order of when you add the vegetables based on how crunchy or soft you want them).
- Then add the noodles and the sauce. Mix everything together.
- Let the Lo Mein simmer for roughly 10 minutes. This allows the sauce to thicken and allows the noddles to soak up the sauce.
- Once the sauce is thickened, serve the dish.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as my family enjoys them! Here is a picture of what the food likes like when it is in the pan and ready to eat! Bon Appétit!