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Sweet 'N' Sour Chicken Recipe
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Sweet 'N' Sour Chicken Recipe

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This entree was served at a special dinner hosted by my Sunday school teacher. The ingredients are simple, but the chicken is tender and tasty. I serve it to company and am often asked for the recipe.—Christine McDonald, Riverdale, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice) equals 231 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 683 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Place chicken in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar, vinegar and soy sauce to a boil, stirring constantly. Add peppers; return to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into pepper mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over chicken.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-13 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reaches 170°. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'N' Sour Chicken in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice) equals 231 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 683 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

Reviews for Sweet 'N' Sour Chicken

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

This was very flavorful. We have an issue with a lot of things tasting bland but this wasnt one of them. we followed the recipe exactly and I really enjoyed this dish. So easy to make too.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

The sauce was tasteless and not edible. I did not finish eating it. I would not recommend making this!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

Was a little concerned w/the sauce as it was cooking, but we both loved it. My husband commented on how tender the chicken was. (Also, turned the brown rice into fried rice).

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

My family really enjoyed the dish.. I browned the chicken with garlic pepper and ginger before placing in baking dish. I also added 1/4 tsp of ginger to the sauce. delicious yummy...

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

I liked the ease and simplicity of fixing this dish, even though it did take at least twice as long as stated for the prep work. One piece of advice is that the chicken should be put back into the frig once you've got it ready and in the baking dish; the sauce takes a good while to get cooked, so for safety's sake put the chicken away 'til you're ready to pour the sauce over it and get it in the oven. The only thing about the flavoring that I will do differently the next time is to use slightly less cider vinegar. I'd prefer to tone it down a little and see if it's not so vinegary-tasting.

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