One Pan Sweet & Sour Chicken w/ Rice

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Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

A very tasty (and not red!) sweet & sour chicken that's makes an easy all in one meal and is actually eaten by my picky daughter

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  1. Brown chicken in a bit of oil.
  2. Drain and return to pan.
  3. Drain pineapple tidbits, reserving liquid.
  4. Add water to liquid to make five cups.
  5. Add water/juice mixture to pan.
  6. Add vinegar, salt, garlic, and sugar as well.
  7. Stir and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat, cover& simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Remove cover, stir in rice.
  10. Return cover and wait 5-10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  11. Stir in pineapple bits and chopped pepper.
  12. Heat through and serve.
  13. Can also add water chestnuts, bamboo, etc.
  14. at end if desired.
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5 5

Delicious! The vinegar, sugar, pineapple juice, and garlic combine to make a superb sweet-and-sour flavor that infuses the rice and chicken and makes your taste buds dance! I made one modification to the recipe and that is instead of 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, I used a 14 or 15 oz. jar of roasted red peppers packed in water (drained). Thank you, Ann B!

4 5

This was super quick since I added cut upbreaded chicken fingers from the freezer (to the almost cooked rice). Next time I would modify the size, since it did make a ton of rice. I think some sliced toasted almonds or chow mein noodle on top could add a nice crunch, too. Roxygirl

5 5

This was really good and simple to prepare. A really nice sweet and sour recipe that not gooey and heavy on the sauce. A keeper for sure!