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What's Cookin'?: Sweet and Sour Chicken

What's Cookin'?: Sweet and Sour Chicken

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INGREDIENTS2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup rice vinegar
¼ cup ketchup
4 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 bell peppers cut into 1 inch pieces
8 scallions, cut crosswise into 1 inch pieces, separate green and white parts
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
Cooked white rice


1)In a large bowl, toss chicken with 1 tablespoon each soy sauce and cornstarch, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. In another bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce and tablespoon cornstarch, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, and ½ cup water. Set aside.

2)Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken, possibly in two groups, until browned and almost cooked through (about 4 minutes). Remove.

3)Add remaining tablespoon oil to the pan. Add peppers, white parts of scallions, and garlic. Cook over medium high heat, stirring, until peppers are crisp tender (about 3 minutes).

4)Whisk soy-sauce mixture. Add to pan. Return chicken. Add scallion greens. Cook stirring until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through (about 2 minutes).

5)Serve immediately over rice.

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