Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken
Yield: 4

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This healthy sweet and sour chicken is an easy and guilt-free recipe for classic sweet and sour chicken with tons of flavor. So what makes it healthy?? Well, most restaurants deep-fry their chicken in a thick batter, which is, let’s admit it, totally delicious. But! It’s not needed. You can get tons of flavor without the heavy oil-laden breading.

This chicken is lightly coated in corn starch which is probably my favorite trick for making-over takeout dishes. The corn starch is low-carb and a very thin coating delivers a crispy exterior on your chicken when sautéed in a tablespoon or two of oil.

You can replace the sugar with a healthy option such as Lakanto Monk fruit sweetener to make this a healthier low carb/keto meal.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion, chopped

Sauce Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar or a healthy sugar replacement such as Lakanto monk fruit sweetener works very well
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  1. First prepare the sauce. Add sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion salt, and ketchup to a medium saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil. In a small bowl whisk together the 1 tablespoon corn starch and cold water until dissolved. Add to saucepan and stir until thickened, then reduce to low heat.
  2. Add chicken pieces and corn starch to a large ziplock bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken. Drizzle a large pan or skillet with oil. Add coated chicken. Saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add peppers and onions. Continue to saute over medium heat until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  3. Add sauce to chicken and peppers. Stir to coat well. Serve warm with cooked rice if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 532Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 893mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 2gSugar: 49gProtein: 39g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.