15 Minute Sweet & Sour Chicken
The sauce in this traditional Asian dish gets its perfect balance of sweetness and tartness from apple juice, honey, vinegar, and soy sauce.
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup white rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/4 tablespoon ground white pepper
TO COMPLETE RECIPE
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 pound Gold'n Plump® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions, cut into 2-inch by 1/2-inch strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch by 1/4-inch strips
1 carrot, cut into 1/8-inch slices
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
4 sprigs fresh cilantro for garnish
To prepare sauce, stir together cornstarch and water until smooth in small bowl. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients, set aside.
Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook about 5 minutes longer or until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink in center.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add bell pepper, carrot, and onion; cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes or until carrot is crisp-tender.
Reduce heat to low. Stir sauce; pour it over vegetables and stir constantly for about 30 seconds or until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in chicken and pineapple chunks; stir gently until heated through.
Garnish servings with cilantro sprigs.
Serve this dish over rice or Chinese wheat-flour noodles.
Nutritional information may change when substituting product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it's best to thaw the product before cooking.
- Serving Size
- PER SERVING
Calories from Fat19%
- DAILY VALUE
- DIETARY EXCHANGES
Very Lean Meat2.5
- Recipes calling out meat in the Dietary Exchanges category were analyzed with information prior to 2014 updates. Recipes calling out protein were analyzed with the new information after 2014.