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 recipe for a popular Chinese dish. Knowing that my husband likes the sweet and sour flavor, I knew I couldn’t go wrong.
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!?!
Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken
- 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
- 1/2 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 too. I also set out some 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!
So, tell me, what is one of your favorite Chinese dishes?