Sweet and Sour Watermelon Chicken

Try a classic dish with a new twist by creating your own watermelon sweet and sour sauce for chicken.

| July 2005

Sweet and Sour Watermelon Chicken

  • 2 pounds baked OR fried breaded chicken tenders
  • 1 onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Sweet and Sour Sauce, recipe follows
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

1. Heat oven to 275°F.

2. On a baking sheet, warm chicken tenders in a single layer.

3. In a 2-quart sauté pan, sauté onions and peppers in oil. Stir in Sweet and Sour Sauce.

4. Arrange watermelon chunks on a warm serving platter with chicken; pour hot sauce over all. Sprinkle with sesame seeds; serve immediately. Yields 6 to 8 servings.



Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 cup watermelon purée
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice bran vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger

1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.

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