This healthier version of Sweet and Sour Chicken doesn't sacrifice on taste. Tender melt in your mouth chicken is cooked in a sour and sweet sauce with satisfying pineapple chunks. Serve over short grain brown rice for healthy meal made in heaven.
Keyword Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken, Sour and Sweet Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken
Combine rice, butter and broth in a medium size (10 inch) frying pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover with tight fitting lid and lower heat to low. Cook until all liquid has been completely absorbed and then turn off heat and let sit with lid attached for 10 mins. Fluff with a fork.
Heat a large skillet with butter and oil over med/high heat. Working in 2 batches, brown chicken starting with skin side down first. Once chicken is browned add all pieces back to skillet and cover with a tight fitting lid. Lower heat to med and simmer for 35-40 mins.
Meanwhile prepare onion and bell peppers, drain pineapple reserving juice. Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a small bowl. Stir well.Measure vinegar and soy sauce to a glass measuring cup. Mix with reserved pineapple.
Once chicken has simmered remove from skillet and keep on medium heat. Add in sugar cornstarch mixture. Whisk until mixed. While whisking frequently, gradually stir in vinegar, soy sauce and juice mixture. Cook stirring constantly until thickened.Once the sauce is thickened add in browned chicken, onion, bell peppers and pineaaple chunks. Increase heat to medium high. Cover pan and simmer for 10 mins or until veggies become tender.
Serve over cooked brown rice.
*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.Recipe Notes
8-10 oz of mini sweet bell peppers cut into coins may be substituted for regular bell peppers.
If rice is too firm once water has been absorbed add an additional 1-2 tbsp of water and continue cooking.