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sweet & sour chicken with veggies

Recipe by
deb baldwin
blanchard, ID

Good sweet and sour chicken recipe that I tweaked for our taste. Serve over rice.

yield 2 -4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet & sour chicken with veggies

  • 1 or 2
    chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • garlic powder
  • olive oil and sesame oil, if on hand
  • 6 to 8
    small sweet peppers
  • 1 sm
  • 1 lg
    carrot, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 can
    pineapple, chunks (drained & save juice)
  • juice from the1 can of pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    ginger, paste
  • 5 oz
    apple juice (small juice can)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    vinegar, apple cider or white
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    corn starch (mixed with a little water)

How To Make sweet & sour chicken with veggies

  • 1
    Cut up chicken into bite size pieces. Put enough olive oil and sesame oil (opt) to coat bottom of fry pan and add chicken pieces. Sprinkle with garlic powder, and cook the chicken over medium heat,till almost done.
  • 2
    While chicken is cooking, gather ingredients for the sauce. Cut up sweet peppers, onion, carrot.
  • 3
    Sauce: Add to a medium bowl the ingredients for the sauce..stir after each ingredient. Pineapple juice, minced garlic, ginger, apple juice, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and soy sauce. Save the corn starch for last.
  • 4
    Add chopped veggies to chicken and add the drained pineapple. Stir until mixed. Cook slightly.
  • 5
    Add the sauce, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Make your rice now, and it will be ready for dinner.
  • 6
    Take a small cup and add the cornstarch with 1/3 water. Add cornstarch mixture to simmering chicken, veggies and sauce in pan and stir until thickened.
  • 7
    Serve with jasmine rice.