Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken w/ Fried Rice

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Thank you to my cousin for finding this recipe at Life as a Lofthouse & sharing it with me. It definitely rivals take-out and is much healthier. Something I didn’t know before I gathered the ingredients for this recipe – sesame oil is expensive. Like $7 a bottle. But it was worth it.

The chicken coating
3-4 boneless chicken breasts

salt + pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil (I used EVOO)

The sweet and sour sauce
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbs ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt
Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees.
Rinse your chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs.
Heat your 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through.
Place the chicken in a 9×13 greased baking dish.
Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken. Bake for one hour and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes.  
Fried Rice

3 cups cooked white rice
3 tbs sesame oil

1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed) [I didn’t have frozen peas so I used about 1/4 c. out of a can of peas & carrots & added them at the end]
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce

On medium high heat, heat the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok.
Add the peas/carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender.
Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled.
Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well.
Stir fry until thoroughly heated!  

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