Sweet and Sour Chicken
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://accountantscancook.blogspot.com/2009/08/and-its-not-radioactive.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
First off, I'd like to thank Muneeba at An Edible Symphony for the blog award this week :) Since she has no questions attached, I'm not doing any...pffft....so there ;) And I'm not tagging anybody because you are all great and all deserve the awards too (borrowing a bit here from Wandering Coyote).
Now on to the food. When I came across Tammy's post for sweet and sour chicken a few weeks ago, I quickly added it to my calendar of dishes to try on a weekend since it needs to be baked for an hour.
I am a huge huge huge fan of sweet and sour pork. So much so, that every now and then I sneak across the street to the food court for that wonderfully radioactive red coloured pork. Unfortunately, the food court stuff tends to leave me feeling bloated and gross (probably some residual MSG in there), so if I can make it at home I'm all for it.
So Sunday night rolled around and my blackberry popped up in the morning with a reminder that today was sweet and sour chicken day. I set S to work frying the chicken for me while we enjoyed some mojitos with the neighbor and I chopped vegetables (narrowly missing my finger when the carrot got away from me).
This is the best sweet and sour chicken recipe I have ever had!! No day-glo colours, but amazing flavours! I did up the pineapple to a full can, and a full can of water chestnuts and I think it just made it better.