It’s no secret that some Chinese restaurant food is loaded with MSG and other artificial ingredients, which are known to cause sweating and headaches.

So the next time you’re craving takeout, why not make it yourself? That way, you’ll know exactly what’s in it!

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Here’s a simple 10-minute recipe for a classic. This sweet and sour chicken requires a little prep work on your part, but it cooks in less time than it takes to run to the Chinese restaurant down the street and pick up dinner.

You will need:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • More oil, for frying

Top your finished chicken with sesame seeds and chopped green onions, and serve it over rice.

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