Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sweet & Sour Chicken (freezer recipe)

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time and then store in your freezer.

Sweet & Sour Chicken II
Meat Mixture

2 1/2 cups chicken or pork, baked or boiled, cut into pieces
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup green pepper, cut into pieces
1 cup onion, cut into pieces
1 (4 oz) can pineapple chunks, reserve juice
1 (5 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped
Reserved pineapple juice from can
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt

In a freezer container (casserole dish or ovenproof pan), layer meat, veggies, and fruit.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients; bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. Pour sauce over meat mixture. Freeze.

Bake: If thawed, bake uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes. If frozen, bake uncovered at 350 for 1 1/4 hours.

Serve over rice.

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