{Recipe} Healthy And Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken

I haven’t had sweet & sour chicken in ages. I love it but when I eat it at a restaurant it always seems too sweet. (And definitely not healthy.) I’ve never tried to make my own, but…it can’t be too hard, right?
Sweet & Sour, Chicken, Tyson, Recipe,

And good news. It’s not! I looked up a few dozen recipes online and found out that sweet & sour sauce is really just sugar, pineapple juice and vinegar. I figured I could try to make my own version and make it healthy in the process.

Sweet & Sour, Chicken, recipe, Tyson
This is definitely something you can make from things you might already have. (I didn’t, but I always let my pantry run empty. I wait until there’s nothing in the house before I head out for groceries!)
Grilled, ready, Tyson, Chicken
The Tyson Grilled & Ready fully cooked chicken breast chunks are going to be a massive time saver for this recipe. Just take out the amount of chicken you want, pop it in the microwave and you’re ready. So easy! (This is going into heavy rotation in my kitchen. I eat grilled chicken all of the time. I’m excited to have someone do the grilling for me!)
Sweet, Sour, Sauce, Recipe, Chicken
For the sweet and sour sauce you’ll need:
1/3 cup sugar substitute (I used generic Splenda/sucralose)
1 pineapple cup in juice
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup water
Juice of one orange
1 tsp cornstarch
Combine the water, vinegar, juice from the pineapple cup and juice from orange in a saucepan with the sugar substitute. Get everything boiling and then lower the heat. Mix the cornstarch with a little water and then add to the saucepan, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. (The cornstarch will help the sauce thicken.) Continue to cook until you have a syrup consistency. The sauce will be light in color but you can add a touch of red and yellow food coloring if you’d like to get the traditional sweet & sour sauce color.
Sweet & Sour, Chicken, Tyson, Recipe
Just toss with your grilled & ready chicken, the pineapple from the fruit cup and sliced green pepper pieces. This is good for about one serving with a little extra. Just multiply everything for how many you’re serving.
This was…so good. So good as in I’ve already made it two more times. (And this is from the girl who doesn’t like Chinese food more than once a month!) And it’s easy. And it’s healthy! (It’s not sugar free because of the orange and pineapple, but…it’s not too bad.) You can check out my shopping trip in my Google + album.
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  1. says

    I had no idea this would be so easy and I love that you made it healthy. I’m going to give this to Howard to cook for us one night…or maybe since it was easy I will dare to make it myself… :)

  2. clgossett says

    B and Bug will love this. I didn’t have a clue it was this easy and thanks for the healthy version. This saves me from having to convert it myself.

  3. JoeyfromSC says

    looks delicious! Just found your blog(well, you remember me from twitter parties surely ha..I know you from there) & I remember you had a blog, but haven’t been to it in a LONG time..re-found my bookmark, so playing catch-up lol

    really loving your recipes and other great content!


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