Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~ Sweet-n-Sour Chicken

There seems to be two favorite kinds of food in our household.  Mexican......and Chinese.  So when I came across this lower cal version of one of our favorties I knew I wanted to try it.  The sauce ingredients were NOTHING like the thick, sugary red sauce I'm used to and the chicken isn't breaded or fried, but I thought what the heck!  Glad I took the risk because this was uh-mazing!  I dare say better than the restaurant version because it had the same delcious tangy flavor but didn't leave you feeling greasy and stuffed to the gills.  Give it a try!

Sweet-n-Sour Chicken
What you need:
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 c sliced green pepper
1/2 c sliced red bell pepper
1 c carrot strips (I used the packaged waffle cut ones)
(I also added some sliced onion)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T cornstarch
1/4 c low sodium soy sauce
1 (8 oz) can pineapple chunks with juice (I used tidbits)
1 T vinegar
1 T brown sugar
1/2 t ground ginger

What you do:
1.  Heat oil in skillet.  Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, set aside.  Add red and green pepper, onion, carrot and garlic and stir fry 1-2 minutes.  Place chicken back in pan.
2.  In small bowl combine cornsartch and soy sauce and mix together.  Pour mixture into skillet along with pineapple and juice, vinegar, brown sugar and ginger.  Stir together and bring to full boil.
I served it over brown rice.  Yum!
Bon Appetite!


5 comments:

KatiePerk said...

Ooh this looks good!! I will defintely be adding this to my make file!

Annie said...

i really need to start cooking again. this meal looks really yummy! and i've never made sweet n sour chicken but this recipe seems simple enough for me!

Brittany said...

This is one of my fav chinese dinners! Yummy!

LC said...

Once again... you've posted a recipe that looks so amazingly delicious that I WILL be making it in the very near future!

Keep 'em coming :)

LC said...

Once again... you've posted a recipe that looks so amazingly delicious that I WILL be making it in the very near future!

Keep 'em coming :)