Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fred's Sweet & Sour Chicken

Many, many years ago Cory and I worked at a fun little place - Porter's - in Rexburg, Idaho. We have fond and not-so-fond memories of those years working and even living there (above the store). But I must say that aside from the valuable life lessons, business lessons, and accounting lessons I learned the single most important thing I learned was - the world's best Sweet & Sour recipe :). Fred was an employee of Porter's (and I'm sure he still is!) and he brought this amazing chicken to one of our Friday pot-luck lunches.

It's been a hit at our house and I figured I should probably spread the wealth. I know you'll all be jealous of my copy - because it's a photocopy off of a paper plate, but I am just going to type it out for you - so here you go:

FRED's Sweet & Sour Chicken

Approximately 3-4 chicken breasts
Johnny's Seasoning Salt (also my addition)
Several tbsp of butter/margerine - I'm sure you could use olive oil too....but the butter adds a great taste

1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp ketchup
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
garlic salt or fresh minced garlic (this is my own addition - and is optional)

  1. Cut raw chicken into pieces.

  2. In a bowl or bag toss chicken with flour and Johnny's Seasoning Salt to coat the chicken.

  3. Cook chicken in butter. Brown the chicken.

  4. Mix all of the other ingredients in a baking dish (I use an 8x8 Pyrex).

  5. Add chicken and stir gently to coat.

  6. Cook the chicken and sauce in oven @ 350 for 40 minutes.

  7. Serve over rice.

(**Edited to add - tonight when we were eating Gabe said, "Mom - do you have the stuff to make this again tomorrow night? I really like it." That and the fact that he ate all of his just about made my whole day!)


Renee' said...

Sounds delicious. Thanks.

Ashley Mullen said...

joanna, did u use a template for your topper? I Love it. I also loved the one u had on before. let me know where u got them, or dud u design it? I want :)

MaryRuth said...

We made the chicken and loved it!!!

Thanks for sharing the great recipe!