Tested till perfect Sweet-and-Sour Pineapple Chicken
Sweet-and-Sour Pineapple Chicken
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Sweet-and-Sour Pineapple Chicken

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2008

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 lb 1lbboneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 1 1egg whiteegg whites
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcornstarch
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspwhite pepper or black pepper
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupvegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupsodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspketchup
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspdry sherry, (optional)
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsprice vinegar
  • 2 tsp 2tspminced gingerroot
  • 1 tsp 1tspgranulated sugar
  • 1 1oniononions, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 can (250 mL) 1can (250 mL)pineapple chunks, drained
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In bowl, combine chicken, egg white, cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper; let stand for 10 minutes.

In wok or large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry chicken, in batches and reserving cornstarch mixture in bowl, for 3 minutes or until golden-brown. Transfer to plate.

Add broth, 1/3 cup (75 mL) water, ketchup, sherry (if using), soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and sugar to reserved cornstarch; whisk to combine. Set aside.

Discard all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil from wok. Stir-fry onion and red and green peppers for about 3 minutes or until tender-crisp.

Add chicken, pineapple and stock mixture to wok; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened and chicken is coated.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 273 pro 29g total fat 7g sat. fat 1g
carb 25g fibre 2g chol 66mg sodium 548mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 9 vit A 13 vit C 125
folate 12
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