Homemade Organic Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is one of the dishes that I was craving after changing my diet to exclude processed foods and synthetic chemicals.  I scoured the inter-webs but couldn’t find a suitable recipe.  I found this recipe in an old cookbook.  I have modified this recipe and made it my own and I really love it!

  • 4 Tbsp. home rendered schmaltz or organic pasture butter
  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Chicken Roast, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 4 cups Homemade Organic Chicken Broth or Homemade Organic Chicken Stock, divided
  • 2/3 cup organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 whole organic bell pepper, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 whole organic onion, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 4 organic carrots, cut into 1″ slices
  • 1 -2 cups diced organic pineapple (optional — use less sugar when adding pineapple and its juices.)
  • 1 Tbsp. organic white sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. organic black sesame seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. ground organic ginger
  • 1 cup organic brown rice
  • 1 tsp of Real Salt
  • 3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Put 1 Tbsp. schmaltz into a saucepan and melt.
  2. Add the uncooked rice, 1 tsp. of salt and 2 cups of chicken broth or stock.
  3. Once it’s boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.  Do NOT stir or open the lid while the rice is cooking.
  4. While the rice is simmering, cut the bell pepper and onion into 1″ cubes, then cut the carrots into slices.
  5. Heat a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, then add the remaining 3 Tbsp. of chicken fat.
  6. Once it’s melted, saute the carrots for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Adding the onion and bell pepper, then saute for 3 to 4 minutes more.
  8. Stir in 3 Tbsp. flour until well blended and smooth.
  9. Add the remaining 2 cups of chicken broth or stock to the saucepan.
  10. Add the sugar, vinegar, sesame seeds, pinch or two of salt, pineapple (if using) and chicken.  Allow to saute for a few minutes to get the flavor mixed with all of the ingredients.
  11. Once the sauce is thickened, the dish is ready to serve.
  12. Enjoy!

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