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Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe

minutes
Calories per serving: 471

Recipe Ingredients

4 bell peppers, 1 each of red, yellow, green, and orange if possible, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips (around 5 cups)
½ cup pineapple juice + 1 cup pineapple chunks from 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, divided
¼ cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener
2 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
1¼ pounds skinless, boneless thinly sliced chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips
1 large egg white
4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
¼ cup chopped scallions, to garnish
2 cups cooked brown rice (from 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice), to serve

Preparation

Halve each bell pepper lengthwise. Remove and discard the seeds; slice each one into 1-inch strips.

Prepare the sweet and sour sauce: into a small bowl, add ½ cup pineapple juice, cider vinegar, tomato paste, SPLENDA®, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and 2 teaspoons cornstarch. Stir together to combine.

Place the chicken breast pieces lengthwise onto a cutting board and cut 1-inch strips of chicken. Add to a bowl with egg whites and 2 teaspoons cornstarch. Stir together to combine.

Warm a large nonstick pan with 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stirring frequently, sauté until chicken is fully-cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes depending on thickness. Remove from heat, transfer chicken to a plate, and cover with foil to keep warm.

Again warm the nonstick pan with 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper strips and stirring constantly, cook until pepper are soft and tender, about 5 minutes. Add in the ginger, stirring and cooking for 30 seconds, before stirring in the reserved sweet and sour sauce and 1 cup pineapple chunks. Stir until sauce slightly thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in reserved chicken and cook another minute. Remove from heat and garnish with scallions.

Serve sweet and sour chicken over the brown rice.

Note

Cooking Tip: Mixing raw chicken slices with cornstarch and egg whites is a Chinese cooking technique called velveting. It prevents meat from drying out while cooking in a stir-fry and provides a soft, velvety texture.

Keep it Healthy: Mixing tomato paste with a sweetener like SPLENDA® is a short-cut to replace ketchup in a recipe without the extra sodium of the condiment.

Tip: 1 teaspoon of ground ginger can be substituted for the fresh; just mix into the sweet and sour sauce in advance.

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Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Info Per Serving 4 servings (2 cups sweet and sour chicken + 1/2 cup brown rice)

Calories
471
Saturated Fat
1.4
g
Cholesterol
90.7
mg
Sodium
510.1
mg
Dietary Fiber
6.4
Protein
35.6
g

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