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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Japanese Chicken

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Seriously.  This has got to be my new love!  Although, I'm still trying to figure out why it's called Japanese Chicken?  It's more like a really good homemade version of General Tso's Chicken...which wouldn't that be Chinese?  Nonetheless...you've got to give this a try.  It's so good.

Japanese Chicken


2 lbs. chicken pieces (skinless, boneless breasts or thighs, cut in half or in small pieces) **
Flour
Garlic Salt
Seasoned Salt
Paprika

Mix flour and seasonings (to taste) into large Ziploc bag and shake chicken pieces into it to coat.

Brown on both sides in a skillet.  Drain. (I used peanut oil.  Delish!)

Place chicken in a 9x 13" pan.  (Or, use your Medium Bar Pan from Pampered Chef.)

Boil together - just till sugar melts.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3 T. soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt

I reserved 2T. of liquid and stirred in 2 tsp. of cornstarch.. then.returned it to the liquid to thicken up.
I also sprinkled red pepper flakes and sesame seeds - to taste.  Both of those - a must!

Pour over chicken.  Bake uncovered at 350* for 45 minutes.  Occasionally baste chicken with sauce while baking.

Serve with rice, if desired.

** This past summer we bought a case of boneless, skinless chicken thighs.  It's been so nice to have a chicken like this in the freezer.  I'm always thrilled to find quick, easy recipes to put to good use for meals like this one.

7 comments:

  1. This sounds delish!!! And it looks so beautiful!

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  2. Yummo, so glad you finally shared this recipe! Can't wait to try it...though I wouldn't object to inviting myslef over the next time you make it. :)
    ~Amiee

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  3. @ Amiee. Absolutely. Let's plan on it. Only if you promise to make your fabulous homemade egg rolls to go along with it.

    heehee

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  4. When we were back there Harold & Dorcas had us over for lunch one day and this is what she served. I am definatly going to have to try your recipe!

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  5. This looks so good! I will definitely be trying it. Thanks for the recipe.

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  6. love me some saucy lookin' chik-N;)

    Amanda

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