Recipe: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Vegetables

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Jaime and I have been trying to eat more vegetables lately and this sweet and sour chicken and vegetables is a tasty way to do so.

Sweet and Sour Chicken and VegetablesTo make two servings of sweet and sour chicken and veggies, I used the following:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/4 large onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup canned pineapple chunks (drained)
  • 1/2 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 medium tomato
  • Cooked rice or quinoa for serving

Sweet and Sour Chicken and VegetablesI heated about half of the oil in large skilled over medium heat.  I added the onion and bell pepper and cooked for about 3 minutes.  (The onion and pepper should still be crisp.)  I removed the onion and pepper from the pan and set them aside.  I added the remaining oil to the pan and added the chicken.  I cooked the chicken over medium high heat until done.  When the chicken was thoroughly cooked, I added the onion and pepper back to the pan.  I stirred in the shredded carrots, bamboo shoots, and pineapple.  In a small bowl, I combined the sweet and sour sauce and soy sauce.  I added the sauces to the skillet.  In a small bowl, I stirred together the corn starch and water until smooth.  I added the corn starch mixture to the skillet.  I cooked, stirring constantly, for about two minutes until the sauce thickened.  I served the sweet and sour chicken vegetables over cooked quinoa.

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Vegetables

The first time I made this I only made two servings, but we liked it so such that the next time I made this I doubled the recipe above and made four servings.  I refrigerated the leftovers and then microwaved them the next evening for a quick and tasty dinner.

Enjoy!

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