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5-Ingredient Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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This five-ingredient easy chicken is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
small red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1
bottle (10 oz) sweet-and-sour sauce (3/4 cup)
1
can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits in juice, drained

Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.
  • 2 Add bell pepper and sweet-and-sour sauce; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is tender. Stir in pineapple; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.
  • 2 Add bell pepper and sweet-and-sour sauce; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is tender. Stir in pineapple; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

To add crunch, sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped cashews.

Serve over cooked rice.

Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be used instead of chicken thighs.

Garnish with sliced green onions.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
444.5
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14.1g
22%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
159.9mg
53%
Sodium
517.3mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
40.4g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
35.7g
Protein
33.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
46.40%
46%
Calcium
2.10%
2%
Iron
9.30%
9%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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