Fruited Sweet & Sour ChickenFoodista
3 cups rice (cooked)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 pound chicken (cut into 1 inch cubes)
4 nectarines (smalls, peeled, pitted, cut into pieces)
1 mango (peeled, pitted, cut into cubes)
1 carrots (peeled and thinly sliced)
4 inches green onions (cut into 1-2 lengths)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger (minced)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
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1Prepare rice as package directs.
2While rice is cooking, begin to prepare the sauce.
3To a 2 quart sauce pot over a medium heat, add nectarine pieces and a scant amount of water. Just enough water to stop fruit from sticking to bottom as it heats. Allow the fruit to break down, stirring occasionally.
4The nectarine will take some time to break down, so while it’s busy doing its thing, heat small amount of vegetable oil in a frying pan.
5Mix flour, cornstarch, salt, egg and water in a bowl until smooth. Stir in chicken pieces until they are well coated in batter.
6Add chicken, piece by piece, to frying pan and allow to cook until lightly brown on both sides.
7Remove chicken to paper towel to drain.
8Back to the nectarine, which should be breaking down by now. When fruit mashes easily beneath spoon, (like an over boiled potato), mash the fruit to create a pulpy puree.
9Measure nectarine puree, add enough water to make a full cup. Return to sauce pot.
10To the nectarine puree, add carrots, green onion, garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir, cover and allow to cook over medium heat until carrots are crisp-tender.
11Add chicken and mango pieces. Stir to coat and allow to cook for a minute or so, just to reheat the chicken but long enough not let the mango break apart.
12Serve over rice and top with chow mien noodles.
PER SERVING *
|Calories500Calories from Fat25|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat25|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.