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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ingredients

MEAT AND VEGGIES1 lb boneless + skinless chicken breasts (approx. 2 breasts), cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil divided
  • 1 large white onion cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 bell peppers cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced thin (I used the middle setting on my mandolin which sliced at approx. 1/8")

SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE1/4 cup French's tomato ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons of Sriracha sauce adjust to your heat tolerance or omit
  • 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of organic honey
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple don't drain it, include the juice

GARNISH (optional)Chopped scallions

  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Sprinkle Kosher salt and ground black pepper evenly over chicken, then toss in flour to coat. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken to the skillet.
  • Saute until the chicken, flipping halfway through, until it is cooked through (approx. 5 minutes). The chicken should have an internal temp. of 165 degrees F.
  • Remove chicken from saucepan and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet.
  • Add the bell peppers, carrots, and onions.
  • Saute the veggies for approx. 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly tender but still packing a crunch.
  • Remove vegetables and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the ketchup, sriracha, rice vinegar, honey, and crushed pineapple with juice.
  • Once completely mixed, empty the sauce into the saucepan and, over medium heat, bring to a boil. Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes. it should thicken on it's own.
  • Once thickened, add the vegetables and the chicken to the saucepan and toss to coat.
  • Remove from heat and serve over rice.
  • Garnished with sliced scallions and sesame seeds.
  • This recipe keeps in the fridge, covered in a container, for up to 3 days.

Notes

I specifically suggest French's tomato ketchup due to the fact that it does not contain high fructose corn syrup. You may use any tomato ketchup, however.