Monday, March 21, 2011

Sweet and Sour Chicken


I got this recipe from food network, but made a few changes to it and it came out great!! A healthy alternative for Chinese take out. It didn't take long at all and my family loved it, so...this one is keeper!


Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup  mango juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3  chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and  ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 red pepper cut into strips
  • 1 large white onion, cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet and sour sauce
  •  I serve it over white rice
  • Chopped cashews for sprinkling, optional
Here's how to do it:
  1. In a bowl, whisk together honey, paprika, vinegar, soy sauce, mango juice and cornstarch. Set aside. 
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste and heat 2 teaspoons of sesame oil in a pan. Add chicken and cook for about two minutes over medium heat. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat the other two teaspoons of sesame oil and add the onions, peppers and ginger, cook for about 3 minutes. Add the chicken and sauce. Stir occasionally and cook another 3 to 4 minutes. The sauce will become thick and the chicken will be very tender.
  4. Turn off the heat and add a teaspoon of sweet and sour sauce. stir and  serve over rice. Sprinkle with chopped cashews.

yum! I'm getting hungry just looking at this...
Enjoy!

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