Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken
    Oh it's been a busy month. With helping my mom out and school starting again I haven't had time for much of anything. I'm even having a hard time fitting the gym in these days. I am, however, hopeful that things will start being less hectic and I can get to some real cooking and baking not to mention sewing and quilting.

     I love the fall months for making those home cooked meals. There is something about a nice hot meal when you get home from work or a good hearty Sunday supper. I also don't mind a sweet treat every now and then either.

     Well I happen to make some time yesterday to make one of my favorites,sweet and sour chicken. It is fairly quick to make and doesn't require a lot of ingredients. I could just gorge myself on this stuff. I did have self control this time and saved some to take for lunch the next day.

     This recipe makes enough for a family of four with perhaps a little left over for those that would take some for their lunch the next day. I always serve it with rice, which I make in my rice cooker. Usually I cut the green pepper into smaller pieces, but I was in a super rush so they got a little chunky. Oh well, it still tasted great!

     Hope you enjoy this one and hope to be posting a little more regularly.

Sweet and Sour Chicken
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 T oil
1 can (20oz) pineapple chunks
1/3 C water
3 T vinegar
1 T soy sauce
1/2 C brown sugar
3 T corn starch
1 large green pepper, cut into small chunks
Hot cooked rice

Cut chicken into bite size pieces and cook in oil. Set chicken aside. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside. Add water to juice to measure 1 cup; pour into a large skillet. Add 1/3 c water, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch; stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add pineapple, chicken and green pepper. Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice.

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