Fake-Out Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

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Everett November 5, 2020

How To Make Fake-Out Sweet and Sour Chicken

Tired of eating take-out dinners? Try this sweet and sour chicken recipe to enjoy a home-cooked meal with juicy pineapples and tender chicken bites.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • tbspcornstarch
  • 1tbspwater
  • cuprice wine vinegar
  • cupbrown sugar
  • 3tbspketchup
  • tbsplow sodium soy sauce
  • 8ozpineapple chunks,(drained, juice reserved)
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • lbsboneless chicken breast,(cut into chunks)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1small red bell pepper,(cut into one inch strips)
  • 1small green bell pepper,(cut into strips)
  • 1small sweet onion,(cut into strips)
  • cooked white rice,(optional)
  • sesame seeds,for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and water until combined. Whisk in rice wine vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, and reserved pineapple juice.

  2. In a large skillet heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Toss the chicken in the remaining ½ tablespoon of cornstarch and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add to the skillet and cook without stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix and continue to cook for 6 to 7 minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer the chicken to a plate.

  4. Add red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and onion to the skillet; cook for 3 minutes or until vegetables soften. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Stir in the sweet and sour sauce mixture, along with the pineapple chunks. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes to warm thoroughly and allow the sauce to thicken slightly. Add the chicken back to the skillet and stir to combine.

  6. Serve over cooked white rice.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 327.90kcal
  • Fat: 15.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.35g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.16g
  • Fiber: 1.64g
  • Sugar: 16.27g
  • Protein: 24.91g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 605.73mg
  • Calcium: 41.34mg
  • Potassium: 445.36mg
  • Iron: 1.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 52.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 46.07mg
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