Sweet and Sour Chicken
- 2 large egg whites
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 6 tablespoons unsalted ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 3 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Combine egg whites and 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat.
- Combine remaining 1 teaspoon cornstarch, ketchup, and next 4 ingredients (through soy sauce) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bell pepper to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pineapple, ginger, and onions to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer bell pepper mixture to a plate.
- Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add chicken mixture, allowing any excess egg white mixture to drip back into bowl. Stir-fry 6 minutes or until chicken is browned and done. Add ketchup mixture and bell pepper mixture to pan. Bring to a simmer; simmer 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Sprinkle with salt; serve immediately.
- Definitely separate the eggs and just use the whites
- Add some sesame seeds during step 4
- Use white vinegar instead of cider vinegar
- Try coating the chicken in corn starch before combining in egg mixture