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Sweet-and-Sour Chicken with Rice

"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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • jetchick24
    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
    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
    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
    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.