Happy Monday! Danica and I have 11 more days until we are sailing in the Caribbean so it is a happy Monday indeed. I also hosted my friend's baby shower this weekend, and I can't wait to show you the final results! Look for those pictures this Wednesday.
I mentioned this recipe in my favorites on Friday and I'm sharing it with you today. This recipe is sooo much better than takeout, and about a million times healthier. I promise you will love it. It takes about an hour to cook, but the result is so worth it. I've changed the recipe from the one that I found, but I'm sure that it is good both ways!
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
Salt and Pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola, vegetable, or coconut oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
1. Whisk together sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a bowl; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
3. Stir in cornstarch and gently toss to combine.
4. Working one at a time, dip the chicken into the eggs.
5. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add chicken and cook until gold brown, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate; discard excess oil.
6. Add chicken to prepared 9x13 dish. Top with sweet and sour sauce.
7. Place into oven and bake until the sauce has thickened, about 55 minutes, turning over every 15 minutes to evenly coat the chicken.
8. Serve immediately.
(adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe)
Funny story for your morning: Yesterday Sky and I went on a walk with his parents on the trails surrounding our neighborhood. As we walked we happened upon a man using the bathroom. And not just using the bathroom...going #2. He was facing away from us, standing upright, right by the trail, so we saw everything. It was hilarious/super disgusting at the same time. I'm not sure what he was thinking being that close to the trail, or what his wife was thinking who hadn't bothered to warn us.
We also saw this deer:
As Skyler put it, our walk was full of bucks and balls...