Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Tenders

This kid-friendly dinner treat is just sophisticated enough for grown-ups to enjoy too. Serve with this tangy sweet and sour sauce.

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Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Tenders

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    1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    1 teaspoon Creole seasoning 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground blck pepper 1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch strips 1/2 cup orange juice
    1/2 cup ketchup


    Prep: 35 min Total:
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    • 1

      For the Chicken: Mix the flour and seasonings together.

    • 2

      In a medium skillet, heat the oil.

    • 3

      Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour.

    • 4

      Place the chicken in the skillet.

    • 5

      Do not overcrowd the chicken.

    • 6

      Cook in batches, if necessary, turning with tongs until the tenders are golden brown.

    • 7

      Remove and drain on paper towels.

    • 8

      Toss with Sweet-and-Sour Sauce (see below).

    • 9

      Serve immediately.

    • 10

      For the Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar.

    • 11

      Over medium-high heat, bring the sauce to a boil, stirring occasionally.

    • 12

      Reduce the heat.

    • 13

      In a small cup, mix the cornstarch into the orange juice until dissolved.

    • 14

      Stir into the sauce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, approximately 5 minutes.

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