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Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken
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PREP TIME: 15min COOK TIME: 15min
Serves 4

PREP TIME: 15min COOK TIME: 15min
Serves 4

  • 380
    Calories
  • 40g
    Protein
  • 580mg
    Sodium
  • 1g
    Sat. Fat
  • 20g
    Sugar

Ingredients

1 tbsp. Shaoxing rice wine (optional)

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

4 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1-inch piece ginger, finely grated

2 tsp. chili-garlic sauce

2-3 tbsp. coconut or peanut oil

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tbsp. cold water

1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

1 tbsp. chopped chives, for garnish

Cooked brown rice, for serving

Steamed broccoli, for serving


Step 1

Chop

On a plastic or dishwasher safe cutting board, chop the chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces. Toss with Shaoxing rice wine and marinate for 10 minutes.

tip TIP

TIP: Shaoxing wine is a Chinese cooking wine made from rice. It can be found in most supermarkets in the Asian food aisle. Substitute dry sherry or just leave out.

Step 2

Combine

In a medium bowl or large glass-measuring cup, combine the red wine vinegar, orange juice, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and chili-garlic sauce. Mix well and set aside.

Step 3

Stir Fry

In a large wok or non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Toss the marinated chicken with 1/3 cup cornstarch. Add the chicken cubes to the hot wok and stir-fry for about 7 to 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. The chicken is done when it feels firm to the touch and a meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 170°F. Transfer the chicken to a clean plate.

tip TIP

TIP: Coconut oil is the new super food! Not only is it healthy, but also it has a high smoke point so is great for high-heat cooking like stir-frying. t also has the added benefit of adding a slight coconut flavor to your Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Step 4

Simmer

To the hot wok, add the sweet and sour sauce mixture and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes until the sauce starts to reduce. In a small bowl, whisk together the cold water and the remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the sauce and simmer until thickened. Toss the chicken with the sauce and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 5

Serve

Transfer to a platter and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped chives, if desired. Serve with steamed broccoli and brown rice.

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken



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