Sweet and sour chicken is pretty much my favorite thing to get at any Asian restaurant. What I don't like, is not knowing what is in it.
I also tend to blow up the next day, from the salt.
Now, don't get me wrong. I love salt. I really love salt. So even though a lot of my food is not low salt but it's not as bad as many restaurants.
So when I can make tasty food at home, I feel so much better.
I've tried many sweet and sour sauces but this one looked different. I liked the addition of the plum sauce.
I also doubled the sauce. We don't skimp on the sauce around here. I did find the sauce a bit on the mild side, I think that adding some pineapple juice instead of all chicken broth would punch it up a bit. I wish I had more broccoli to add it it as well. I make rice for the husband but my brother and I just eat it as it is with lots of veggies. I enjoyed this for leftovers the next day as well!
Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
Adapted from Black Book Kitchen Diaries
2 lbs. bite size chicken pieces
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp. corn starch
1/3 cup water (maybe a bit more)
Place flour, corn starch and water in a large baggie. Drop the chicken pieces and mix until chicken is coated. Heat the pan with a small bit of oil, shake off as much batter as you can and brown chicken pieces in pan. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
2/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup plum sauce
1 tsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup splenda (or sugar)
1/2 cup chicken stock (or some pineapple juice)
2 tsp. corn starch
2 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 green or red pepper, chopped
1/2 lb. broccoli (or more)
1 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup cucumber (peeled and cut into cubes)
In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients and set aside.
Next, heat pan with a bit of cooking spray, saute onions and pepper until starting to soften, about 4 or 5 minutes. Add garlic, cook for a minute or so more. Add the sauce and bring it up to a boil until it starts to thicken. Add the chicken, pineapple and cucumber, stir until coated.
Total calories = 1978 calories
6 huge servings = 330 calories per serving
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.