Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
23 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, about 1 cup chicken mixture, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds)

Powdered peanut butter (which you'll find on the nut butters aisle) adds richness here; if you'd rather not use it, sub more flour. Find plum sauce in the Asian foods section.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine mirin and egg in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken; toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes; drain well.

Step 2

Combine powdered peanut butter and next 3 ingredients (through sugar) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken; toss well to coat. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

Step 3

Heat pan over high heat. Add onions and bell pepper; stir-fry 1 minute. Combine 5 tablespoons water and next 4 ingredients (through Worcestershire) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken and ketchup mixture to pan; cook 1 minute, tossing to coat.

Step 4

Divide rice among 4 plates; top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro leaves and sesame seeds.

Chef's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

You May Like

Ratings & Reviews

So different!

March 16, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this dish! Sweet & spicy is definitely the apt description here. I ran out of cornstarch so I subbed in rice flour. Came out with a nice crunch on the outside and juicy on the inside. The sauce worked well for me too. It is not anything like sweet & sour takeout. It's 1000 times better! And healthy!

3.5 stars

June 04, 2015
So I think my only mistake was trying to use a zip lock bag to shake the peanut butter coating on the chicken and then just dumping it into the pan vs. shaking off the excess coating.  It caused the chicken to be a little bit mushy instead of crispy.  Flavor was really good and this was my first time with the powdered peanut butter (who knew?) so I'll definitely try this again.


April 27, 2015
My family loved this recipe. I made it as written, except that I forgot to pick up a red pepper so used broccoli instead. Even Publix carries the powdered peanut butter! We did not find it too spicy with 2T sriracha, and my husband added extra, so I disagree with some of the other reviews there, but that is just a matter of taste. What I do agree with is that the time required to make this was longer than 23 minutes. I only could have pulled it together that quickly if I had an assistant to do all the chopping. No such luck. Nevertheless,  I will definitely make again.

Tasty and unique

March 21, 2015
Great flavor - very complex and interesting. I'm glad I hunted down the powdered peanut butter. As other reviewers have noted, this is NOT the generic "sweet and sour chicken" you find at the Chinese buffet. It also took me way, way longer than 23 minutes to pull together - I am a slow cooker (ha), but even so I think that estimate is off.

Chiccook's Review

January 12, 2015
This recipe is really good! My whole family loved it. I would agree its not sweet and sour its more like sweet and spicy. This recipe has to be written wrong. There is plenty of spice or heat in just one TBSP of the sriracha, no need for 2 TBSP unless you like it incredibly hot. Besides only adding one TBSP of the sriracha, I made the recipe exactly as written adding the cilantro to the whole dish at the end. Loved it!

sarabranscum's Review

December 30, 2014
I bought PB2 at Walmart. If you omitted the PB2 you didn't experience the best part of the recipe and it will not be the same. I used less Sriracha. The "sour" is the vinegar in the Sriracha and in the worcestershire for those who didn't know the source of the vinegar. I make it for just me so double the sauce and refrigerate half of it for another meal.

kshield's Review

December 11, 2014
I used half the Sriacha and subbed a tablespoon of lime juice for a tablespoon of water. Next time would double the sauce and add some broccoli, but the flavor was great.

MaeLong's Review

October 05, 2014
Different than other recipes and very tasty

ksmith6103's Review

September 09, 2014
This is FREAKIN awesome!!!!!!! It's definitely spicy, however, so be warned! My favorite Asian dish bar none!

Diane4748's Review

September 03, 2014
This was delicious made just as recipe stated, was a little hesitant of the peanut butter powder. Not overpowering at all, if I hadn't shown to my kids, nobody would have known it was an ingredient. The texture and coating of the chicken was such a pleasant surprise, very tasty.