Friday, May 16, 2014

Healthier Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chinese / Asian food is by far my most favorite gendre of food.  However, I really don't care for the sweet, gooey pink sauce that is so commonly used for sweet and sour dishes.  Truth be told, what's in that sauce??  This recipe rids itself of that sauce and is packed full of veggies and pineapple.  Then, it's simmered down and the sauce forms itself.  And it tastes amazing.

Healthier Sweet and Sour Chicken
Serves 4

1 lb Chicken Breast, diced into bite size pieces
2 TB Vegetable Oil
1 Green Bell Pepper, washed and sliced
2 Bunches of Green Onions, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 and 1/2 Cups Pineapple Tidbits, drained
1/2 Cup Apricot Jam
5 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 Three-Inch Piece of Ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
3 Tablespoons White Vinegar
1/4 Teaspoon Sriracha Sauce (optional)

Step 1:  Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat with oil.  Once shimmering, add the chicken and season with salt.  Cook for 5 minutes until beginning to brown.

Step 2:  Add the green bell pepper, green onions, pineapple, apricot jam, sriracha, garlic and ginger.  Continue to cook until  chicken is cooked through, approximately 3-4 minutes.

Step 3:  Add the vinegar and stir to coat.

Serve with rice and enjoy!

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