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Sweet And Sour Chicken

This Sweet and Sour Chicken is a classic Asian inspired dish showcasing chunks of tender chicken tossed in a zesty sweet and sour sauce. Incredible flavor, ready in only 20 minutes. The perfect dinner for those busy weeknights.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 459kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts boneless and skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 small red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 small green bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup sweet and sour sauce

Instructions

  • Season the chicken pieces with the salt and pepper.
  • Put the cornstarch in a shallow bowl and whisk the eggs in another shallow bowl. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dredge the chicken pieces through the cornstarch then dip in the egg. Add to the hot oil in the skillet and cook until brown on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Discard all but 1 tbsp of oil from the skillet. Add the pineapple chunks and bell peppers to the skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until tender.
  • Add the chicken pieces back to the skillet then pour the sweet and sour sauce all over and toss well. Cook until bubbling.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and green onions.

Notes

  1. You leftover chicken will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 - 4 days, along with the sauce stored separately.
  2. If frozen properly (in an airtight container) you can ensure this dish will last for 3 - 4 months in the freezer.
  3. To reheat, place in the microwave or back into a skillet until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 781mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg