Sweet-and-Sour Chicken with Rice Recipe
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Sweet-and-Sour Chicken with Rice Recipe

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"When a restricted diet became a necessity for me, I didn't want to give up my sweet-and-sour chicken, so I revamped my old recipe," relates Eva Marie Collins of Bolivar, Missouri.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas, thawed
  • 1/2 medium sweet red or green pepper, cut into strips
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 307 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit.


  1. In a nonstick skillet, cook the chicken, carrot and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the zucchini, peas and red pepper; cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, pepper and pineapple juice until smooth. Stir in the ketchup, lemon juice and soy sauce. Pour over chicken mixture. Add pineapple. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Chicken in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p10

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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jetchick24 User ID: 3139822 262028
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2017

"Excellent! I made this and used Shrimp instead of chicken, and it didn't disappoint! It's quick and easy to make and easily adaptable for ingredients on hand! This is definitely going into my weekly rotation of dinners!"

tamarapearson User ID: 3272516 258730
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"A really nice alternative to high calorie takeout. Very tasty and easy to make. I also added some crushed red pepper and think I will add some garlic next time."

jolea87 User ID: 5773517 117881
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Yummy! I used veggies on hand (green pepper, red onion, carrot), and reduced the sugar. We like things a little spicy, so I added some red pepper flakes at the end. Will definitely make again!"

NJPickleFiend User ID: 5103314 114291
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"This was good. When my boyfriend and I made this, he doubled the recipe, making the sweet-and-sour sauce just a bit too much, but it was still very good. The vegetable mix was great."

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