Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Tenders

Even the pickiest kiddo will love this quick and easy dinner idea! Who can pass up a good chicken tender? Add some grown up taste to it and it's ready for the whole family to devour in a hurry.

Ingredients List
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. Creole seasoning
1/2 tsp. freshly ground blck pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch strips

To Make the Sweet-and-Sour Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs. cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice

Make the Chicken Tenders:
Mix the flour and seasonings together. In a medium skillet, heat the oil. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour. Place the chicken in the skillet. Do not overcrowd the chicken. Cook in batches, if necessary, turning with tongs until the tenders are golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towles. Toss with Sweet-and-Sour Sauce.

Make the Sauce:
In a small saucepan, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar. Over medium-high heat, bring the sauce to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat. In a small cup, mix the cornstarch into the ornage juice until dissolved. Stir into the sauce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, approximately 5 minutes.

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