Monday, February 21, 2011

Spicy Sweet and Sour Chicken

IMG_4072 Just tried a new recipe that was a hit with the hubby! Mmm..not terribly difficult or time consuming either. =) (Don’t be overwhelmed by the ingredients list, it is long, but simple ingredients.)


4 tsp. cornstarch, divided

2 T soy sauce, divided

1 tsp. peeled minced ginger

1 tsp. dry sherry (optional)

1/8 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. garlic cloves, minced

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces

½ c. chicken broth

1 T brown sugar

3 T ketchup

2 ½ T rice vinegar

2 tsp. chili garlic sauce (Lee Kum Kee brand=yum!)

1 tsp. dark sesame oil

1 T canola oil, divided

1 large yellow onion

1 large red bell pepper, diced

1 ½ c. diced pineapple

Directions: Combine 2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 T soy sauce, and next 5 ingredients (thru garlic) in a medium bowl.IMG_4059 Add chicken and stir to coat. Set aside. IMG_4060 Combine chicken broth, remaining 2 tsp. cornstarch and 1 T soy sauce with brown sugar thru sesame oil, set aside.IMG_4065 Heat ½ tsp. canola oil over med-high heat. Saute onions and red bell pepper, about 4 minutes, until crisp-tender.IMG_4061 Remove from heat and set aside. IMG_4067 Heat remaining 2 ½ tsp. canola oil; add chicken mixture and spread in even layer in pan. Cook, without stirring 1 minute. IMG_4063 Saute about 3 more minutes until chicken is done. IMG_4069 Return veggies to pan. Add soy sauce mixture, and pineapple, stirring well to combine. Bring to boil, cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly. IMG_4070 Makes “8” servings. (umm..maybe in some households? My husband and I ate nearly all of it! Oops!) Goes well with rice noodles or rice.


  1. I found your cute blog through Sweetheart Moments looking for the PDF for the prayer ring. Any chance you will be posting that soon? I am going to a baby shower next Sunday and would love to make a prayer ring for the mom. I just made the Spicy Sweet and Sour Chicken for my family this week and they all loved it including all three kiddos. Thanks for posting that! ~Lisa

  2. Lisa,
    If you send me your e-mail, I'll send you the document. I'm still toying with different websites to help post documents. So for now, e-mail will be the fastest! =) Such a sweet gift. My e-mail is


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