Where do you get your Chinese take out? Do you try different things or get the same thing every time? I like to try different things off the menu but I do have a difficult time straying from my favorites. One of them is the Firecracker Chicken from Panda Express. Firecracker chicken is made with chicken breast it has red and yellow peppers, plus onion and is cooked in a delicious black bean sauce. It has some serious spicy kick to it hence the name Fire Cracker Chicken. We're going to share our version of this meal with a Copy Cat Recipe.
FireCracker Chicken (Copy Cat Recipe)
You will Need:
- Red Bell Pepper Diced
- Onion Diced
- 2-3 chicken breast cubed
- flour (for breading)
- corn starch (just enough to coat your chicken )
- 1 can of pineapple chunks
- oil for frying ( a couple of tablespoons)
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 1 cupwater
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper
- 1/3 white vinegar
Here is what you do:
Heat the oil in your skillet . Bread your chicken into flour, then beaten egg mixture then coat it in corn starch and add to the hot oil. Cooking for several minutes on each side until done.
Now add this to a casserole dish.
In a sauce pan heat 2/3 cups of sugar , 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1 cup of water, salt , a couple of cloves of garlic and red pepper flakes. NOtE: Remember red pepper a little goes a long way. Once you have heated it until nice and bubbly and thick add it over the chicken in the casserole dish.
In the same oil you browned your chicken add in you peppers any garlic you have left and onion and brown them for a couple of minutes. Add in your pineapple chunks and give a good stir. Now add this to your casserole dish and give everything a good stir.
Bake in preheated oven of 350 for 20-30 minutes. Serve over Rice.
I'm here to tell you this recipe is delicious. It is also a FREEZABLE Meal. Double the recipe and freeze a batch for later. You can also freeze rice so make a double batch of it also.