Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is one of my families favorites! I got this from my friend Bethany who was my neighbor while living at Wiesbaden, Germany. Two of my neighbors Bethany and Kelly both had husbands who were serving in Iraq for a year. Through it all they were so positive and stayed happy and really relied on each other too. They came up with this dinner plan of alternating which one would cook dinner for both families...Bethany had 2 kids and Kelly had 3 but it's hard to stay motivated and cook full dinners when your hubby is gone so this plan was perfect.
I am so lucky my husband is in the Air Force...when he has gone to Iraq or Afghanistan it's only for a few months not 12-15-18 like these Army families do like Kelly and Bethany had to do. Once when Steve had to go TDY for a week or two I could not believe Kelly and Bethany would have been thinking of me....they invited me for dinner so I would not be alone and could join in on their fun. Thank you guys!!!
Kelly is husbandless AGAIN right now. I think of her all the time with her three small girls. Well here is the yummy recipe Bethany shared with me...
Sweet and Sour Chicken
2 cups sugar
1 TBSP chicken bullion or 2 cubes
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 cup water
3/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 TBSP soy sauce
Whisk all together in a bowl.
Take 3 cut up chicken breasts and dip them into egg yolks
Dip in cornstarch (put in a large Ziploc and shake)
Brown on both sides in olive oil until crispy
Place in a 9x13 pan and cover with sauce.
Bake for 1 hour
Serve over rice


Our Complete Family said...

I can vouch~ it's awesome folks! Jeni, my fam is so thrilled you passed this recipe on to us because we eat it quite often! As a matter of fact...just last week I made it with salad and bread and my boys were so happy to eat dinner! Yummo!

Sandy Toes said...

Okay...I just copied this one! It sounds delighful and easy!
-sandy toe

Kristi said...

Yum, yum, yum- that sounds delish!!

Rambling Girl said...

Added another one of your recipes to my book...I finally purchased and pretty notebook and have crafts and recipes added from blogger off to print this and gonna cook it this weekend...sounds so delish! Thanks for sharing!

coco said...

This sounds delicious...what great friends. A neighbor and I did a similar dinner sharing many years ago. We were both southerners in a new norhtern town, had small children the same ages and our husbands travelled frequently for work. It was the start of a lifelong friendship and whenever we vacation together we are the ones always planning the next meal!

Carrie said...

Sounds so good. I am always looking for new chicken recipes. My daughter doesn't eat red meat.

Sandy said...

that is one of our favorites - served on rice. yummy :)

Shannon said...


I like what you did by just printing out Benjamin's name! Cute!

Amber M. said...

YUMM! Can't wait to try this one, Lady.

I, too, admire those ladies that sacrifice so much when Husband is away for so long.

Nicole said...

This recipie looks really good, I'll have to give it a try! It sounds like you have such great friends and neighbors, but I have a feeling your just as great!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This sounds so good!! Thanks for the recipe....I am printing this one out!!


"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Yum... that sounds dreamy good! I can't wait to try it on my family.

Brittany said...

Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing!

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Jo said...

Perfect for my busy week ahead. I have all the ingredients so I'm all set.

I want to thank you for always putting a positive spin on the military. We knew what we were signing up for when we married our husbands and yet I find so many that are always in the state of "oh poor me." I love that your friends cook for each other. This is a wonderful help to each other in so many ways.

Thanks for sharing!

Sharla said...

I made this tonight and it was SO good. Every single member of my family loved it and I thank you for sharing the recipe!