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Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Recipe

My husband and I moved to the country 10 years ago, and I love it! We keep busy with daily chores, so I appreciate quick and easy meals like this.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 medium green peppers, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple with syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper; coat chicken. In a skillet, saute chicken in 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Remove and set aside.
  • 2. Saute the celery, green peppers and onion in remaining oil for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Return chicken pan. Combine the ketchup, lemon juice, pineapple and brown sugar; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 309 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 513 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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