Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gluten and Wheat Free Sweet and Sour Chicken

  We've been on an asian kick lately. Orange chicken, General Tso's, and now sweet and sour chicken. This was easy and tasty. I think I might make the sauce on it's own sometime for 'nuggets' as well. Thanks to the Lemon Ginger Girl blog for the recipe!

GF Sweet and Sour Chicken

1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 Tbl olive oil
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup sweet rice flour (can be substituted with corn starch)
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp onion powder

1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 Tbl cornstarch
3 tsp white wine vinegar
1 cup water
2 Tbl gluten free soy sauce
3 Tbl ketchup

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add in chicken and toss to evenly coat the chicken, making sure to get in all the nooks and crannies! In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and fry the chicken , about 3-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Drain on brown paper bag or paper towel. Set aside.
In a large sauce pan, whisk all sauce ingredients together. It will be thin and brownish/red. Heat to boiling stirring constantly. Continue stirring, after about 5-10 minutes, it will turn transparent and a pretty red color (trust me!). Remove from heat. Add chicken and stir to coat all pieces in the sauce. Serve with brown rice or my version of 'eggless gluten free fried rice', which is

cooked brown rice
cooked frozen mixed veggies (peas/corn/green bean/carrot mix)
4 Tbl GF soy sauce
2 Tbl olive oil
heated in a large skillet until some of the rice gets a nice crispy fried-ness to it. I'm going to try replacing the egg with tofu eventually but haven't gotten around to it yet. I will probably post a more formal recipe when I do!

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