Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-fry
Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-fry
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    Sweet and sour chicken is one of my all-time favorite Chinese dishes. The perfect balance of sweet and sour and loaded with veggies! In this recipe, I cut out a lot of sugar from my original recipe without sacrificing flavor. Better than takeout and definitely better for you!

    Ingredients

    • FOR THE SAUCE:
    • 1/4 cup granulated
    • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice (reserved from pineapple for recipe)
    • 2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari (or low-sodium soy sauce)
    • 1/2 cup ketchup (homemade or store-bought)
    • 2/3 cup white vinegar
    • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek or sriracha, for spice (optional)
    • cornstarch slurry (1 tablespoon cornstarch plus 1 tablespoon cold water)
    • FOR THE VEGGIES:
    • 1 to 2 carrots, peeled and sliced on an angle
    • 1 broccoli crown, cut into florets
    • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into large bite-size pieces
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • kosher salt
    • 10 ounces fresh pineapple, cut into cubes (about 1-1/2 cups)
    • FOR THE CHICKEN:
    • 1-1/2 pounds thin-cut boneless skinless chicken breast halves
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1 egg white
    • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or extra light olive, plus more as needed
    • SERVE WITH:
    • 3 to 4 cups cooked white, brown or jasmine rice
    • sliced green onions
    • cilantro leaves

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 836 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 32.6%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 19.96%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 130 mg 43.39%
    • Sodium: 533 mg 22.23%
    • Calcium: 56 mg 5.62%
    • Potassium: 784 mg 22.4%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 14.47%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 113 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.91%
    • Sugar: 37 g
    • Protein: 48 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 4.79%
    • Vitamin C 107.21%
    • Vitamin D 0.68%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat6
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq

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