Better than Manchu Wok

Okay, a lot of things are better than Manchu Wok. But the whole time I was cooking this meal I was thinking of Manchu Wok because of the smell.

If mall food court Chinese doesn’t sound good to you, then keep reading.

I made Sweet and Sour Chicken tonight. Delicious!

I was a little concerned with the amount of vinegar in the recipe, but the sauce was perfect as was the chicken. This meal is not an easy one to make with a toddler around, simply because you have to dip the chicken in egg and corn starch then fry it before you bake it. It’s just messy and you have to keep an eye on it. But it worked out well for me; my shoes were babysitting Lily while I was frying chicken.

It’s rare that I make a new recipe unless it also comes with a picture. So, to encourage you to make this fabulous meal, here are some pictures.

 The chicken fried in corn starch waiting to be covered in sauce and baked in the oven. 
 The sauce: sugar, ketchup, white vinegar, soy sauce, garlic salt. Would also be great on fried rice. I think next time I’ll make this with Splenda to cut back on calories. 
 The glue that stuck to everything. I should have known that corn starch mixed with any type of liquid turns into some nasty gooey sticky stuff. What teacher hasn’t made oobleck before? Tip for the future, dip in egg and corn starch and immediately place in pan to fry. 
Totally unrelated…I was changing the sheets and dusting the guest bedroom today and Lily pulled a bunch of clothes out of a space bag. They are still sitting the in the floor. The door is shut. Out of sight, out of mind. 
 While I was cooking the rice and steaming the broccoli, Lily was attempting to dress herself. It kept her occupied for at least 30 minutes. 
Finished product…so good I had to go back for seconds. And I had enough of everything to have leftovers later this week!

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