Here’s another Chinese “Take Out Remake”. You might remember my last remake post, General Tso’s Chicken (https://simple2something.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/take-out-remake-general-tsos-chicken/). That is my husband’s favorite Chinese take out dish, and this one is mine. Usually Sweet & Sour Chicken is battered and fried, but I’ve taken a healthier spin on the dish and made it super simple by making everything in one pan. Easy, delicious and less dishes to clean! Yay!
One Pan Sweet & Sour Chicken
What you need;
- One green pepper, sliced into thin strips
- One small yellow onion, sliced into thin strips
- One pound of chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
- One can of pineapple chunks, drained with juice saved
- 1/2 C good quality ketchup
- 1/4 C white vinegar
- 1/4 C white sugar
- 1/2 C pineapple juice saved from canned pineapple
- 2 Tbls cornstarch
- 2 Tsp cooking oil
- Salt & Pepper
How to make;
Sauté green pepper and onion strips in about 1 tsp of oil over medium heat until soft. Remove the pepper and onion and set aside. Add another tsp of oil to the pan and add the cubed chicken pieces. Season with salt & pepper and sauté until lightly golden brown. While the chicken is cooking, dissolve the cornstarch in the pineapple juice and add the sugar, vinegar and ketchup. Whisk until mixed well. Once the chicken is almost cooked through, return the peppers and onion to the pan and stir in the ketchup mixture. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir until the juice starts to turn into a sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes until chicken is fully cooked and sauce has thickened.
Serve over rice or as my husband likes it, just by itself. Accompany with traditional Chinese sides like crab rangoon or egg rolls or to keep it light and healthy serve with a green salad.