for family meals :
and Sour Chicken with Vegetables
recipe has been contributed by Becky who like me loves
cooking good food, especially for the family. You can
find more of Becky's recipes, as well as finding out
more about her, at her website.
is what Becky said about this recipe:
is one of my family's favorite meals and you'd never
know it was a 'heart healthy' recipe. I had the
basic recipe, and then later developed my own sweet
and sour sauce from combining several recipes I found.
This is a very flexible recipe and amounts of the different
ingredients can easily be adjusted depending what you
have on hand, or prefer to add."
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cups hot, cooked instant rice (cooked as directed
on package, omitting margarine and salt)
1 teaspoon oil
3/4 cup onions, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup carrots, thinly sliced
3/4 cup celery, sliced
1 small green pepper, cut into short thin strips
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits in unsweetened juice,
1 (9 ounce) jar sweet and sour sauce or homemade sauce
1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder (do not add
if using homemade sauce)
and Sour Sauce:
1 (6 ounce) can pineapple juice
1/4 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder
rice is cooking, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high
heat until hot.
onions and carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring
celery and bell pepper and cook and stir for 3 minutes.
in chicken, pineapple and sweet and sour sauce.
to a boil and boil gently for 5 to 10 minutes or until
chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
and Sour Sauce:
medium saucepan, over medium heat, mix together all
to boil and cook until thickened.
will make more than the 9 ounces needed. You can either
use the whole amount in this recipe or use about 1 1/8
cups and save the rest for other meals.