This Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe is made as healthy as possible and still give that rice or noodle feel to the dish without the carb overload. Omit the rice and noodles and add flavor with vegetables. We added shredded zucchini and peeled carrots for a noodle feel. Lots of vegetables not only added flavor but lots of color too. Sweet and sour chicken is sweet with carbs, but I have omitted adding any extra carbs by not adding rice or noodles. My husband and I want to start cutting down on carbs in our meals, so I came up with this lower in carbs option.
I know this seems like a lot of chopping, but it does go fast with another butt in the kitchen to help you. After everything was chopped up, it really didn’t take that long to throw in the pan and cook the meal. A time saving tip for dinner would be chop the vegetables the night before so the vegetables are ready to just throw in the pan.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Lower in Carbs Ingredients:
2 stalks celery (I would probably do 4)
1 med Red onion
5 Button mushrooms (I would do 10)
1 Carrot shredded with a potato peeler (2 to serve more)
1 Med sized zucchini
1 8oz can of Pineapple (drained, save the pineapple juice for smoothies)
1 Clove garlic (I just love garlic)
1 Kraft Recipe Makers
Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe:
1. Start with using half of the simmering sauce while cooking the chicken. I like bite size chicken, since I will be eating this with chopsticks. It is Chinese food right?
2. After the chicken has cooked add all the vegetables and the rest of the simmering sauce. Allow these to cook down for a few minutes. I like to make sure the onions are translucent. I don’t like crunchy onions.
3. After the veggies are cooking for a couple of minutes, stir in the finishing sauce and pineapple. Cook for a couple of more minutes to heat all the way through.
4. Serve with all the ingredients together and eat with chopsticks!
We only had three of us for dinner the night we served sweet and sour chicken. We all three really liked it. Even my little guy liked the chicken. He normally doesn’t like chicken. The box states this will serve 5 and would have, if I had a few more veggies. There was more than enough leftover for lunch for me the next day.
One of the things I love, love, love about Kraft Recipe Makers is the sauces are not packed full of sodium. The sodium content is lower compared to other sauces and mixes I have tried. This gets a thumbs up from mama.
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