Sweet and Sour Chicken

I realized I haven’t posted a lot of recipes in a very long time. Well technically it’s only been a few months.

So I was in the mood for sweet and sour chicken. Except I didn’t want to go to the only decent chinese place here in town to order the food. Because well even with it being the best in town….it lacks a lot.

So why not makes something myself right??? And Even though my brother thought I was a lunatic for trying… I did make a sweet and sour Chicken casserole and I am happy to say…there were no left overs

 

What I used.

1 pound of chicken breast tenders cut into cubes

oil

flour

corn starch

seasonings

red, yellow and orange bell peppers

2 bags of boil in bag rice

A jar of Sweet and Sour Sauce that I got from Lidl

a couple of eggs

So I put the oil into the pan and let it heat up while I cut up the chicken and mixed the flour.

I put the flour and cornstarch in a bowl with seasonings. Then I beat a couple eggs in a separate bowl to do a egg wash.

As usual.. you put the chicken in the egg wash then the flour… After that. you put it in the hot oil and let it fry.

I put the sauce into a baking pan. So that I could transfer the chicken straight over once it got done cooking.

The thing I love about boil in bag rice is that I can put it in a bowl full of water stick in the microwave for  ten minutes and its done. The picture of the rice below….After it got done in the microwave I drained the water into my strainer. to try to get all of the water out.

I put the bell peppers into the frying pan and after that started cooking, I put the rice in with it.

Once everything was done I put everything into the baking pan and mixed it together, Baked at 355 for about 15 minutes. Yumm

Meatball parm and rice

I am a sucker for a good dump and bake meal. It’s quick and easy and well I have a one year old that gets into pretty much everything so I have to keep a close eye on her. In a previous post I showed you how I made my famous meatballs and how I came to this recipe. Well, I am going to use them in another recipe. What you’ll need: Meatballs Quick rice. (I use the boil in bag rice. I find that it cooks very nice in these type of recipes) 2 jars marinara sauce 1 packet Italian seasoning 1/2 cup or more parmesan cheese 1/2 cup or more mozeralla cheese Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F I used 2 bags of that rice and put it into a baking dish. Add Italian seasoning Add one jar of marinara sauce. And your meatballs then the remainder of the sauce. Top with cheese and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. It’ll be worth the wait.

Japanese take out anyone??

So this is a late post of what we had for dinner last night. In our town we have this amazing place called Shotos. However, I am trying to pull my family into eating at home more than eating out. Not only is it healthier, its also cheaper.

What you will need:

Instant rice (I use the boil in bag because I suck at making rice)

1 lb chicken cut into cubes or small pieces

Teriyaki sauce

About 4 tbs Butter (not pictured cause I forgot)

Carrots (I used two bags because I end up feeding a lot of people)

1 cup brown sugar

Aluminum baking pans (I got mine from Sam’s. I got 36 for about 9 dollars. Score!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Cut your chicken. I always use boneless chicken breast tenders. I usually go to the meat market every two months and buy big packs which I section off into what I need. End up being a little over a pound per bag. I got enough meat to cook for two months for $206 thats really not bad.

Once you have cut your chicken, place it into the baking pan. Here you can season it if you like. I usually do salt and pepper for this dish. Now you need to put teriyaki sauce on the chicken. Mix it in good.

Next I added the rice and just enough water to cover it. About 1 and a half cups. Cover with tin foil and place in the oven. This will cook between 45 to 60 mins.

Next put your carrots into a seperate baking dish. Add the butter and brown sugar. Then put about 1/2 cup of water. Cover with tin foil and place in the oven. This will cook for about 30 to 45 minutes.

I forgot to take an after shot of what it all looked like because it didn’t stay very long. There was no left overs.

We also put this sauce on it call Yum Yum sauce. It is quite amazing. If you can find it in your local store, I suggest buying it.