Sweet - and - Sour Chicken
photo by Jubes
- Ready In:
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (6 ounce) can pineapple juice
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 large boneless chicken breasts, in strips
- 1 large carrot, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1⁄2 medium sweet red pepper, cut into strips
- 1⁄2 medium green pepper, cut into strips
- 1 (8 ounce) can unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
- cooked rice
- In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, pepper and pineapple juice until smooth. (*If you drain juice from tidbits and add apple or orange juice to make 6 oz - this works just as well.) Stir in the ketchup, lemon juice and soy sauce. Set aside.
- In a nonstick skillet or wok, cook chicken, carrot and onion in oil (or use veg. spray - works just as well) until chicken is browned.
- Add the zucchini and red and green peppers. Stir until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Pour sauce that was set aside over chicken/vegetable mixture.
- Add pineapple.
- Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Serve over hot cooked rice.
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Our family enjoyed this immensely! Since all of us love Asian food we're rather picky, but this fit in with some of the best dishes we've had. I added 1 extra T. of soy sauce, and used only 2 T. of sugar; other than that I made it exactly as written. All of the veggies turned out crispy-tender (more on the crispy side with the carrots, and a little more on the tender side with all the other vegetables), which gave a nice difference of texture to the dish. Next time, I'm going to double the sauce because hubby said wanted more of it to ladle over his rice. This is a quick, inexpensive and truly delicious meal. We'll definitely be enjoying this again!
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