SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN and Chinese Chicken Salad


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1- SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN
2- Chinese Chicken Salad

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN:

The addition of the crushed red peppers and rosemary really enhances the flavor and the crushed pineapple and brown sugar gives the chicken that right amount of sweet that we all know and love. I know it may sound a little funny to add warm BBQ sauce to Sweet and Sour Chicken, but don’t worry it doesn’t make it taste like BBQ, it brings out the flavors and gives the chicken that outside sticky crust texture that traditional sweet and sour chicken has.

You don’t have to marinade the chicken, but it really adds flavor to the chicken if marinaded for 24 hours. If you are in a pinch and need to get the chicken done sooner, marinade it for 1 hour

HOW DO YOU MAKE SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE?
This sweet and sour sauce combines several ingredients that is simple to make.
In a large bowl combine and mix well: crushed tomatoes, crushed pineapple, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, hot sauce, ginger, rosemary, pepper, garlic salt, and red onion.
Transfer to a gallon sized zip lock bag and add the chicken thighs. Close tightly and message the marinade around the chicken and place in refrigerator for 24 hours.
If you are in a hurry let marinade for up to 1 hour.
When cooking chicken, take out of the oven (briefly) to baste with warm BBQ sauce and then return until finished cooking.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BAKE CHICKEN THIGHS IN THE OVEN?
Some ovens run hotter than others, but generally it takes up to 35-40 minutes. The best thing to do is check the chicken at 30 minutes and proceed to cook until no longer pink.

WHAT IS THE SOUR IN SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN?
The sour often times is the vinegar added to the sauce, although this recipe calls for apple cider vinegar it still add that tangy flavor along with the tang of the crushed pineapples.
To see the Ingredients go to next page.

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