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Sweet and Sour Chicken
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Sweet and Sour Chicken
Makes: 6 cups
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
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Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

1 can
(8 ounce) unsweetened pineapple chunks
1 pound
skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 cup
99% fat-free chicken broth (see notes)
1⁄4 cup
rice wine vinegar
1⁄4 cup
brown sugar
2 Tablespoons
low sodium soy sauce
1 clove
garlic, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup
celery, sliced
1
medium yellow onion, cut in eighths
1
green bell pepper, sliced
1
large carrot, sliced diagonally 1/4" thick
3 Tablespoons
cornstarch
1⁄4 cup
cold water

Directions

  1. Drain pineapple and reserve juice.
  2. Cut chicken into 1" cubes and place in a large skillet.
  3. Add reserved pineapple juice, chicken broth, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic. Cover and simmer over low heat (250 degrees for an electric skillet) for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink when cut.
  4. Add vegetables and pineapple; cook an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Combine cornstarch with water and stir until smooth. Slowly pour into hot mixture, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute more.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Serve over hot, cooked rice or pasta.
  • Broth can be canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of broth use 1 cup very hot water and 1 teaspoon or 1 cube bouillon.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
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