Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Sweet and Sour Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by swtdreaming18

Makes 4 servings



Cooking the chicken over high heat quickly gives it a nicely browned look and taste without needing to deep fry. Fresh orange juice in the sauce and lots of vegetables keep the dish and the nutrition balanced.

Recipe Ingredients for Sweet and Sour Chicken

2 tablespoons honey
1 ounce chili-garlic sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons peanut oil
12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium+raw 2 mixed bell peppers
6 scallions, whites cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces, greens cut into 1-inch pieces and thinly sliced vertically into thin strips
8 ounces snow peas, trimmed

Recipe Directions for Sweet and Sour Chicken

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, chili-garlic sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice and cornstarch; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, coat the chicken with 2 teaspoons oil and heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken to taste with salt and pepper and cook, turning occasionally with a wooden spoon, 2 minutes. Transfer the partially-cooked chicken to a plate. Reserve the pan.

  3. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the pan; add the peppers, scallion whites, and snow peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the reserved chicken; whisk the sauce again and add it to the pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve over rice and sprinkle with the scallion greens and peanuts, if using.

Categories

Chicken, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 244.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
299
Calories from Fat
99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.0g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Sodium
325mg
14%
Potassium
508mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
21.6g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
14.8g
Protein
27.5g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 110%
Calcium 6% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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