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Re: Sweet and sour chicken ball recipe - anybody knows?

SAUCE:
2 (8 ounce) cans crushed pineapple
3 cups sugar
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup white vinegar
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 large green pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch

CHICKEN BALL BATTER:
2 cups flour
2 cups cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
2 2/3 cups cold water
oil (for frying)
3 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks (you should get about 6-7 dozen pieces)
seasoning salt (optional)

Drain pineapple, reserving the juice.

To make the Sauce: in a saucepan combine sugar, tomatoes, vinegar, onion, green pepper, soy sauce, ginger and pineapple; simmer for about 20 minutes. In a bowl, combine/whisk the cornstarch with the reserved pineapple juice until smooth, and add to the tomato mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 2 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat; set aside to cool.

To make the chicken balls: in a bowl combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and water until smooth. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or Dutch oven to 375 degrees. Dip the chicken pieces into the batter, then drop in hot oil and fry until golden and the juices run clear (about 5 minutes). Remove to a paper towel. Sprinkle with seasoning salt immediately after frying if desired. Serve immediately with sweet and sour sauce. Delicious!

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