138.6…Sweet and Sour Chicken

Another success in my kitchen last night. This one was super simple to make and the flavors were so fresh!

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Sweet and Sour Chicken….the healthier way.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken (Serves 4)

Recipe adapted from The Food Network

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pint small, sweet mixed peppers, quartered, or 2 mixed bell peppers, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 6 scallions, whites cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces, greens cut into 1-inch pieces and thinly sliced vertically into thin strips
  • 8 ounces snow peas, trimmed

In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, chili-garlic sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice and cornstarch; set aside.

Meanwhile, coat the chicken with 2 teaspoons oil and heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken to taste with salt and pepper and cook, turning occasionally with a wooden spoon, 2 minutes. Transfer the partially-cooked chicken to a plate. Reserve the pan.

Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the pan; add the peppers, scallion whites, and snow peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the reserved chicken; whisk the sauce again and add it to the pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve over rice and sprinkle with the scallion greens.

Printable Recipe

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Great meal!!

This morning’s breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with salsa, green onions and shredded cheddar cheese.

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I took the kids to school and went to my LAST doctor appointment for my foot.

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All healed!!!! After 3 long months, I can finally wear my extremely high heels again and dance the night away. Yes!!

I celebrated this victory at Wahoo’s for lunch. I haven’t been in so long and was so excited about my tacos that I almost forgot to snap a picture!

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I went to the school for a meeting and then to my daughter’s class to celebrate her birthday.

Now I’m getting ready for her ice skating birthday party tomorrow. We have a bunch of family coming into town so it should be a fun shindig.

Since I’m on a cooking roll, I’ll be making another new recipe tonight. I really missed cooking!!

Any fun weekend plans?


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