Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sweet and Sour Chicken

You may notice that many of my go to week night meals involve rice and some sort of sauce/topping to go with it. But we love these dishes. They are quick, easy, and generally a great way to get in the veggies. This recipe for sweet and sour chicken is something my mom use to make when I was growing up, but I have only started making it the past few months. The ingredients are all things it's easy to have on hand, which makes it nice for a week night. No trips to the store!

Sweet and Sour Chicken:
Saute in 1/2 cube of butter:
1 onion
1 green bell pepper

1 C chicken broth
3 tsp. soy sauce
3/4 C pineapple juice
1/4 C water
2 Tbs ketchup
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 C brown sugar

Disolve 2 Tbs cornstarch in a little bit of pineapple juice. Add the cornstarch to sauce stirring slowly and constantly to thicken.

Add in a can or so of pineapple chunks or crushed pineapple and 2 cups of shredded chicken.

Serve over rice

*If you boil and shred your own chicken, which I usually do, you can just use that broth for the chicken broth and water. It works great. And just use the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple chunks. However if you use crushed pineapple it's hard to get the juice, so I have some little cans of just juice that work out great.

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