Yum! A bit time consuming, but worth it. I didn't have the rice wine and it still tasted great!
Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
This home-style sweet-and-sour chicken has a lighter, fresher-tasting sauce than typical restaurant versions. And because the color red is considered lucky, the dish's crimson hue will bring good fortune for the Year of the Ox.
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- Calories: 132
- Calories from fat: 0.0%
- Fat: 3.8g
- Saturated fat: 0.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
- Protein: 12.7g
- Carbohydrate: 12.2g
- Fiber: 1.4g
- Cholesterol: 31mg
- Iron: 0.9mg
- Sodium: 304mg
- Calcium: 26mg
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
- 5 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
- 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine) or dry sherry
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 2 x 1/2–inch-thick pieces
- 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chile paste
- 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
- 1 cup (1/2-inch) diced onion
- 1 cup (1/2-inch) diced green bell pepper
- 1 cup (1/2-inch) diced medium red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup (1-inch) slices green onions
- 1 cup (1/2-inch) diced fresh pineapple
- 1. Combine 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium bowl. Add chicken; stir well to coat. Set aside.
- 2. Combine chicken broth, remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch, brown sugar, remaining 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, chile paste, and sesame oil.
- 3. Heat 1/2 teaspoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onion, bell peppers, and green onions to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a bowl.
- 4. Heat remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons canola oil in pan. Add chicken mixture to pan, and spread in an even layer; cook, without stirring, 1 minute. Sauté an additional 3 minutes or until chicken is done.
- 5. Return vegetable mixture to pan. Add soy sauce mixture and pineapple, stirring well to combine. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.
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