September 8, 2014

Guilt Free Sweet and Sour Chicken

Reasons why I can eat this and not feel guilty, even while I am doing a "clean eating" challenge:
 1. It is all home made, not packaged or pre-prepared.
2. The breading on the chicken is not super thick.
3. The chicken is not deep fried.
4. I used honey instead of sugar.
5. I served it with brown rice instead of white rice.
6. The plate is big, so my portion looks smaller. :)

I knew I wanted this for dinner tonight. I thought I'd sub the honey for the sugar, just to see what happened. It was even better and I've changed the recipe for good. 
(P.S. Because of a small child there are a few pictures missing.)

What you need:

4-6 chicken breasts cut up into bite size pieces.

Mix together:
1/2 cup corn starch OR arrow root powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour

In another bowl beat:
3 eggs

3/4 cup chicken stock
1 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
Dash of salt and pepper

Combine the sauce ingredients together and heat on stove top, but do not boil.

Now dip chicken pieces in the four mixture, then in the eggs.

Lightly brown both sides in a medium sized skillet with some butter.

Place the chicken in a 9" by 9" baking dish. Pour the sauce over top.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour. ( You know I'm gonna find a way to cheat time here don't you? 400 for 40 minutes, but watch for too much browning.) Stir every 15 minutes to ensure sauce coats all the chicken.

Serve over rice and with a side of stir fry vegetables.

 Now I'm not a nutritionalist, but really, what's there to feel guilty about here? Enjoy!

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