I had every intention of serving this over brown rice. But I got a little distracted by the Balloon Boy story this afternoon (so glad he was found…but boy I wasted a bunch of “what if that was my kid” emotional energy because of the whole ordeal). By the time I realized that the dinner hour was fast approaching, it was too late to get the brown rice going! So white rice it is.
I also had good intentions of doubling it to freeze, but since we are still without a deep freezer, I opted to not double this meal up.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Simple, fast skillet dinner - perfect for any busy weeknight!
Servings - 4 servings
- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 large green bell pepper diced
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 8 oz. can pineapple chunks, with juice
- 1 Tbsp vinegar
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup rice
- Veggies, as side dish
- In large skillet over medium high heat, brown the diced chicken pieces in oil.
- Add diced green bell pepper and garlic and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
- In small bowl, whisk together corn starch and soy sauce, then pour the mixture into skillet along with the pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, and ginger. Stir together and bring just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5-10 minutes, or until sauce reaches desired consistency/thickness.
- In medium saucepan, cook 1 cup of rice with 2 1/2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil. Add rice, stir and return to boil.
- Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 20 minutes. Fluff the rice with fork before serving.
- Cook frozen corn as directed on package instructions.
- Serve Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice with Corn.
I’m thrilled that the story had a happy ending. Recipe looks yummy.
Susie's Homemade says
I love Sweet and Sour Chicken!!
one of my all time favorite things! this looks great! thanks for sharing!!
I make a similar dish with pork when I find family-size pork chop packages on sale. I braise half of them and cut up the rest for sweet & sour pork. It’s funny, because my mom saw me do this once and it had never occurred to her to fix sweet & sour pork without breading the meat, so she never bothered fixing it. None of us like all of that breading anyway, and of course it’s so much healthier without it.
I look forward to trying your sweet & sour sauce recipe, since I haven’t found a particular recipe I like without tweaking it.
Christine Hood says
I tried the sweet and sour chicken recipe tonight and it was awesome! I added a handful of those crunchy La Choy noodles on top…It never occurred to me to make this without the greasy fried coating on the chicken! yum!! thanks! (i have to say that i have tried several of your recipes and have never been even slightly disappointed!)
I made this last night and it was a huge hit. Thanks!
Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net says
That looks so yummy!!! You inspire me once again! I think I can do this one too!! Thanks, girl (and Carrie!!).
Whitney Taylor says
I made this for dinner tonight, and everyone loved it…even the kids! Thank you!
Thanks for a great recipe! My 4 year old and 1 year old both enjoyed it. This will be added to our “make again” recipe list for sure. I love that it uses things I almost always have on hand.
You can also check at local Chinese groceries if there are any in your area (like if you live in a city with a Chinatown) and sometimes find cheap soy sauce that is much better than US-produced brands.
I just put this on our menu for this week.
Made it…..love it….made it again!