I used chicken breast tenders, zucchini and yellow peppers and it turned out great! I don't like water chestnuts so I skipped that. Instead of apricot, I went with 2.5 Tbsp of homemade fig preserves and used 1.75 cups of beef broth. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. It needed a bit of heat so I drizzled a little Gochujang (red pepper paste). Very satisfying dish! Will definitely make again.
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice
From EatingWell: October/November 2006
In about the time it takes to order and pick up Chinese takeout, you can make this much healthier version of sweet & sour chicken. Our version loses all the saturated fat that comes from deep-frying, along with the extra sugar and salt. If you prefer, use tofu instead of chicken, and use your favorite vegetables; just be sure to cut them into similar-size pieces so they all cook at about the same rate.
12 Reviews for Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice
I was excited to find this recipe because I am prone to cravings for standard Asian food, but would love to eat it in a more healthy fashion. Next time, I will prep everything ahead to make it simpler to just cook as I go. I liked the method for cooking the veggies in flavored broth for 4-6 minutes. I do think the sauce is too sweet with the two tbsp of apricot preserves; next time I will reduce the amount or find a less sweetened brand.
I used Pam instead of adding all that oil to cook. That cut the fat in this recipe in half. I am going to add pineapple next time.
I'm not sure who said the sauce didn't thicken or them, but mine was a little too thick so I added a little more chicken broth. My husband said he would have liked it a little more saucy, but I thought it was just right. I used a frozen pepper and onion mix along with some snow peas. Very good!
Although I did like this dish, it wasn't wonderful. I followed the recipe closely. I like the way the veggies were cooked in the broth (I used green pepper, white onion, carrot and celery). I used Simply Fruit apricot spread, which is not as sweet. I may try it again with the pineapple and see if it works.
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