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Favorite Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

 Favorite Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
I first tasted this yummy dish at our friends' home. I immediately asked for the recipe, and we've enjoyed it ever since. But we call it "favorite chicken" at our house! —Lori Burtenshaw, Terreton, Idaho
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce,
  • sherry or broth, salt, garlic powder and ginger; add the chicken.
  • Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add enough
  • water to juice to measure 1 cup. In a small bowl, combine 2
  • tablespoons cornstarch, sugar and pineapple juice mixture until

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Favorite Sweet-and-Sour Chicken (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • smooth; stir in vinegar, ketchup and remaining soy sauce. Set aside.
  • Drain chicken and discard marinade. Place remaining cornstarch in a
  • large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time,
  • and shake to coat. In a large nonstick skillet or wok coated with
  • cooking spray, stir-fry chicken in oil until no longer pink. Remove
  • and keep warm.
  • Stir pineapple juice mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken and reserved
  • pineapple; heat through. Serve with rice.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup chicken mixture with 1/2 cup rice equals 428 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 571 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.
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