I love Chinese food — sesame chicken, sweet and sour chicken and in Springfield, MO there’s the amazing cashew chicken. Over the years, I’ve made a few dishes using our wok to whip up some healthier options too.
Recently I was rummaging through my binder of recipes and found this Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken. Knowing that my husband like the sweet and sour flavor, I knew I couldn’t go wrong.
Simple Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken
With a few basic ingredients, you can pull this together in about 20 minutes or less. So, why bother with pick-up when you can make this Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken right at home!?!
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- 2 cups white rice, uncooked
- 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks
- 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 green, red or yellow bell pepper (of some of each), cut into chunks
- 1 lb. chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup sweet and sour sauce
- 2 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce
- Chow Mein Noodles, optional
- Prepare rice according to package directions.
- Drain pineapple; reserve 2 Tbs. juice.
- Dip chunks of chicken in egg and then into cornstarch.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add peppers and onions. Cook until vegetables are tender crisp. Remove vegetables from skillet and set aside.
- Cook chicken in same skillet until chicken is browned and cooked through.
- Add vegetables back into skillet with sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce pineapple chunks and reserved juice. Heat through.
- Serve with hot cooked rice and chow mein noodles, optional.
Because I enjoy adding a little crunch to my homemade Chinese dishes, you might also enjoy setting out set a bowl of chow mein noodles out too. I also set out extra soy sauce.
Mmmm. I’m getting hungry just thinking about this deliciousness.
This is a sweet and savory dish. Each bite will have a burst a flavor, especially with the chunks of pineapple. Another new favorite around the Rowe house!
What is one of your favorite Chinese dishes?