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Sweet Fire Chicken

This delicious chicken has a hint of spice and sweet flavor! It will have everyone wanting more!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 -6
Author Life in the Lofthouse

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 8 ounce cans pineapple pieces, drained

Sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes more or less depending on heat tolerance
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet red chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons cold water
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch

Instructions

  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Place flour in a separate bowl. Place cornstarch in a separate bowl.
  • Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Toss 1/2 cup of chicken pieces, at a time, into the egg, then toss in the flour, then the cornstarch. Repeat with all chicken pieces until all are coated.
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat. Add coated chicken to skillet. Cook and stir until thoroughly cooked, browned and crispy; about 12 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet and place in a bowl. Tent with foil and set aside.
  • For the Sauce: In a large sauce pan, combine garlic, red pepper flakes, sugar, water, sweet chili sauce and salt. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. In a small bowl stir together the cold water and corn starch. When sauce comes to a boil, add the corn starch slurry to the sauce. Stir constantly until sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low.
  • In the same skillet you cooked chicken in (no need to clean) add the bell pepper, onion and pineapple. Cook over medium heat for a few minutes, or until onions start to soften. Add the sauce and chicken to this skillet. Cook and stir until chicken is reheated.
  • Serve chicken with rice or noodles!