Sweet-and-Sour Chicken


Low in fat and light on calories, yet loaded with flavor, this Sweet-and-Sour Chicken will become your new favorite restaurant copycat meal. Pile the Asian chicken recipe, coated with a simple sweet and sour chicken sauce, over cooked brown rice to complete the 30-minute entree.

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Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 4 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips (1 cup)

  • 4 teaspoon cooking oil

  • 1 cup fresh pea pods, tips and stems removed

  • 12 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 8 ounce can pineapple chunks (juice-pack), drained

  • 3 cup hot cooked brown rice


  1. For sauce, in a small bowl stir together chicken broth, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, and garlic; set aside.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet cook and stir carrots and sweet pepper in 3 teaspoons of the hot oil over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add pea pods. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from skillet; set aside.

  3. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add chicken to skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Push chicken from center of skillet. Stir sauce; add to center of skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add vegetable mixture and pineapple chunks; heat through. Serve with hot cooked brown rice. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
5g Fat
37g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 315mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 17g
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 305mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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