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Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

An easy and guilt-free recipe for classic sweet and sour chicken with tons of flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 407kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to 1/2 inch thickness and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion chopped

Sauce

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt*
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  • First prepare the sauce. Add sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion salt, and ketchup to a medium sauce pan. Stir and bring to a boil. In a small bowl whisk together the 1 tablespoon corn starch and cold water until dissolved. Add to sauce pan and stir until thickened, then reduce to low heat.
  • Add chicken pieces and corn starch to a large ziplock bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken. Drizzle a large pan or skillet with oil. Add coated chicken. Saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add peppers and onions. Continue to saute over medium heat until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  • Add sauce to chicken and peppers. Stir to coat well. Serve warm with cooked rice if desired.

Notes

*If you don't have onion salt, use garlic salt instead of garlic powder, and use onion powder instead of garlic salt.
*If you don't mind a slightly less-healthy version and looooove sauce, you can double the sauce recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1034mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1966IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg