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!
Sweet and Sour Chicken….the healthier way.
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.
This morning’s breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with salsa, green onions and shredded cheddar cheese.
I took the kids to school and went to my LAST doctor appointment for my foot.
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!
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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