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Colorful Sweet and Sour Chicken

Enjoy this colorful, sweet and sour chicken served with rice that’s ready in just 35 minutes – perfect for a dinner.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

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

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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.

Nutritional information

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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.