I whipped up a super quick and delicious dinner on Friday night. The recipe came straight out of the most recent issue of Cooking Light. Give it a try on those nights that you’re busy but still want a healthy, homemade meal.
Sweet and Sour Chicken (Serves 4)
Recipe from: Cooking Light, January/February 2016
2 large egg whites
4 tsp. cornstarch, divided
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 Tbsp ketchup
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp lower-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
3 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/8 tsp. kosher salt
1. Combine egg whites and 1 Tbsp cornstarch in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat.
2. Combine remaining 1 teaspoon cornstarch, ketchup, and next 4 ingredients (through soy sauce) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bell pepper to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pineapple, ginger, and onions to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer bell pepper mixture to a plate.
4. Add remaining 1 Tbsp oil to pan. Add chicken mixture, allowing any excess egg white mixture to drip back into bowl. Stir-fry 6 minutes or until chicken is browned and done. Add ketchup mixture and bell pepper mixture to pan. Bring to a simmer; simmer 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Sprinkler with salt; serve immediately.
Thursday night, I enjoyed the last of the Chicken Chili Verde.
I really love this chili, if I haven’t mentioned it before. :)
I took the kids to school, went to a meeting, then to the gym for Zumba.
Lunch was at Big Bang Sushi with some friends. Miso soup:
Chili Garlic Edamame:
I shared a bunch of sushi.
So freaking delicious!!
Dinner was the Sweet and Sour Chicken with rice:
We packed the car and headed to LA to celebrate my nephew’s 1st birthday. On the way, we stopped at Pizza Rev for lunch.
I promised you’d see it again soon. :)
We arrived at my brother’s house for the party. They had a ton of food, including a taco guy! My favorite!
I had another set of two tacos after these. Had too. Oh, and birthday cake.
Later that evening, we went to a friend’s poker party. They had a taco guy there too! I downed another two tacos. Taco madness!
We stayed at the Beverly Hilton that night. Sunday morning we had breakfast at their buffet. I had an omelet, hash browns, bacon and sausage.
We went back to my brother’s house. We picked up Mendocino Farms for lunch. I had Mendo’s Chicken Cobb Salad (shaved, roasted free-range chicken breast, butter lettuce & romaine, Prime applewood bacon, avocado, grape tomatoes, red onions, hard boiled egg with mustard vinaigrette):
Really good salad!
Dessert was more birthday cake. I love birthday cake.
After lunch, we drove back to San Diego. For dinner, we went to Alicia’s house. She made pasta with homemade meat sauce and salad.
Breakfast this morning:
My daughter went to a friends house and my son has a friend over. It’s nice having a three day weekend! Tomorrow…back to reality!
What was the best thing you ate all weekend?