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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 each: 309 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

Reviews for Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

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KB-London User ID: 7481365 18080
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"The whole family loves this one. My young kids, husband and grandparents. Straight forward to make with no fancy, expensive ingredients."

MY REVIEW
kolfinna User ID: 1537925 18079
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2009

"I like substituting apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice. Gives this recipe extra tang."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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