Gluten-Free Sweet & Sour Chicken

By June 21, 2015 Gluten-Free Recipes
GlutenFree Sweet Sour Chicken | G-Free Laura

To me, one of the struggles of being gluten-free is the fact that I can’t go NOMS on restaurant-style Asian cuisine unless I’m at PF Chang’s. Don’t get me wrong, I PREACH about PF Chang’s because they’ve been on the gluten-free train for years, but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss picking up takeout from the place down the street, ya know?

With this lack of Asian cuisine options, I’m super pumped I found Damn Delicious’ recipe for baked sweet and sour chicken. It’s super easy and tastes LEGIT. I literally made it twice in one week I was so impressed, adding a couple extra ingredients the second time around. Go ahead and grab your gluten-free soy sauce and preheat the oven—it’s time to get down to business.

Gluten-Free Sweet Sour Chicken | G-Free LauraIngredients:

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size cubes (~1 inch)
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 Cup Safflower oil
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (I use La Choy)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil a glass baking dish—I coat it by spraying with olive oil.

Gluten-Free Sweet Sour Chicken | G-Free Laura

For the sweet and sour sauce, whisk sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic powder in a large bowl then set aside.

In a large bowl, place the cubed chicken and season with salt and pepper. Add the cornstarch and toss to coat.

Gluten-Free Sweet Sour Chicken | G-Free Laura

Heat oil in a large saucepan. Dip each cube of chicken into eggs, fry in pan, cooking until golden brown for about 1-2 minutes. Transfer chicken cubes to paper-towel lined plate.

Once all chicken is cooked, add to glass baking dish. Top with sweet and sour sauce and bake for ~55 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Check in every 15 minutes or so to turn over the chicken, ensuring it is evenly coated with the yummy gluten-free sauce.

Gluten-Free Sweet Sour Chicken | G-Free Laura

Serve over rice and brush off your shoulder.

I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did! Don’t be afraid to make it your own—add whatever veggies you want to nom on! 

Gluten-Free Sweet & Sour Chicken
Author: 
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size cubes (~1 inch)
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ Cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ Cup Safflower oil
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • ¾ Cup sugar
  • ½ Cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ Cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil a glass baking dish—I coat it by spraying with olive oil.
  2. For the sweet and sour sauce, whisk sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic powder in a large bowl then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, place the cubed chicken and season with salt and pepper. Add the cornstarch and toss to coat.
  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Dip each cube of chicken into eggs, fry in pan, cooking until golden brown for about 1-2 minutes. Transfer chicken cubes to paper-towel lined plate.
  5. Once all chicken is cooked, add to glass baking dish. Top with sweet and sour sauce and bake for ~55 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Check in every 15 minutes or so to turn over the chicken, ensuring it is evenly coated with the yummy gluten-free sauce.
  6. Serve over rice and brush off your shoulder.

 

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You know I’m all about that pizza life, which is why I was super pumped when I snagged up some pizza dough mix from Colette and Frank’s Gluten Free Goodness.

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Usually I’m not one to make my own pizza crust—I tend to opt for a Udi’s frozen pizza that I can throw in the oven, but this dough was super easy to make! You only need a few additional ingredients for the dough and no fancy equipment is necessary. I whipped the pizza up on Friday night around 9:30 PM when I have just about no energy, so if that doesn’t tell you how simple the dough is to make, I don’t know what does.

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I decided to dress the pizza up since I knew how tasty the Colette and Frank’s dough was from the samples I enjoyed at GFFAFest—pepperoni alone just wasn’t going to cut it. I grabbed a few ingredients at the store on my way home from work that evening and was set!

Ingredients:

  • Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella
  • Sun dried tomatoes (I used Kroger’s Private Selection)
  • Arugula

Instructions:

Either grab your premade gluten-free pizza crust or whip up some gluten-free pizza dough.

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Simply add pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese (I was very generous with that), and sun dried tomatoes.

Bake pizza according to the crusts instructions—with Colette and Frank’s mix, I initially cooked the dough for 15 minutes, put the pizza toppings on, then cooked for an additional 12-15 minutes.

Gluten Free Sun Dried Tomato Arugula Pizza

Once the pizza is done, remove from oven, top with arugula and serve. Try not to burn the roof of your mouth like I did.

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Gluten-Free Sun Dried Tomato & Arugula Pizza
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Recipe type: Pizza
 
Take your pizza up a notch by adding sun dried tomatoes and arugula!
Ingredients
  • Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella
  • Sun dried tomatoes (I used Kroger’s Private Selection)
  • Arugula
Instructions
  1. Either grab your premade gluten-free pizza crust or whip up some gluten-free pizza dough.
  2. Simply add pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese (I was very generous with that), and sun dried tomatoes.
  3. Bake pizza according to the crusts instructions—with Colette and Frank’s mix, I initially cooked the dough for 15 minutes, put the pizza toppings on, then cooked for an additional 12-15 minutes.
  4. Once the pizza is done, remove from oven, top with arugula and serve.

 

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