• Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 6

Lighter Sweet And Sour Chicken

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 red bell pepper. cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 carrot, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 small white onion, cubed and separated
  • 1 (22 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • sweet and sour sauce:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 7 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


First prepare the sauce. Add the ketchup, sugar, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, garlic powder, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes to a medium saucepan over medium high heat, bring the sauce to a boil. Mix the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl, add to the saucepan and stir until thickened, reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to cook for 4 minutes. Remove from stove.
Add the cornstarch and salt to a Ziploc bag. Zip and shake to combine the two. Add the chicken pieces, seal and continue to shake until the chicken is coated.
Drizzle the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the coated chicken using a pair of tongs. Discard any remaining cornstarch. Sauté over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes. Add the carrots, pepper, and onions. Continue to sauté for another 1-2 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Add in the pineapple chunks along with the sauce. Stir to coat well. Serve warm with cooked white or brown rice.

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