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Colorful Sweet and Sour Chicken

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy this colorful, sweet and sour chicken served with rice that’s ready in just 35 minutes – perfect for a dinner.

Ingredients

2
cups hot cooked rice (cooked as directed on package)
1
tablespoon oil
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
1
cup thinly sliced carrots
1
small onion, sliced
1
small red bell pepper, chopped
4
cups shredded Chinese (napa) cabbage
1
(8-oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
2/3
cup purchased sweet and sour sauce
2
teaspoons cornstarch

Steps

  • 1 While rice is cooking, heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, carrots, onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • 2 Add cabbage and water chestnuts; cook 1 minute. In small bowl, combine sweet and sour sauce and cornstarch. Add to chicken mixture; cook and stir 2 minutes or until mixture is thick and bubbly. Serve chicken mixture with rice.
  • 1 While rice is cooking, heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, carrots, onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • 2 Add cabbage and water chestnuts; cook 1 minute. In small bowl, combine sweet and sour sauce and cornstarch. Add to chicken mixture; cook and stir 2 minutes or until mixture is thick and bubbly. Serve chicken mixture with rice.

Expert Tips

Some restaurants bread and deep-fry sweet and sour chicken or pork. Our version is much easier to prepare and healthier because the chicken is stir-fried.

There are many different brands of sweet and sour sauce that vary in sweetness, consistency and color. Experiment with the sauces and use your favorite in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
230%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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