Sweet & Spicy Chicken
photo by 2Bleu
- Ready In:
- 1 -2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and chopped into large chunks
- 6 ounces frozen mixed vegetables (I like carrots, broccoli and water chestnuts)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 2 tsp minced jarred garlic)
- 1⁄2 cup apple juice
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 -2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste)
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon beef base (or beef bouillon granules)
- 1⁄8 cup cider vinegar, plus
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dark molasses
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- Place all sauce ingredients in a large chefs pan or anything large with a lid.
- Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until slightly bubbly and combined.
- Add chicken and vegetables, if desired, Stir to coat.
- Cook on medium/high heat, covered, for 20-30 minutes (stirring every 10 minutes, more if its a pan that sticks) or until desired thickness is achieved and chicken (and veggies) are heated through.
- I like it served over rice.
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A good easy midweek meal. I used a apple cider vinigar, crushed red chillies (1 teaspoon) and thickened at the end with cornflour/cornstarch and put in fresh vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli and carrot) and served over white rice. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to chop up raw chicken breast meat and seal it in the frypan before proceeding with the recipe. Thank you Michelle_My_Belle, made for ZAAR STARS TAG GAME.
VERY NICE TASTING CHICKEN DISH, which I served over brown rice! I also used fresh veggies & steamed them before adding them (while still a little crisp) to the chicken & sauce for the last 5-8 minutes of cooking! Also cut back on the amount of water by almost half! Definitely a recipe I'll be making again! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]
We really enjoyed this dish! I thought it had wonderful flavor and the more red pepper flakes you add, the spicier it will be. I used about 1 t of the red pepper flakes and that suited our tastes well. I did just leave the lid off a little to thicken up the sauce, which worked great. Thanks for sharing!
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