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Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.87

$1.87 per serving

1406 people like this recipe

1,406 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

spoonacular Score:80%

Spoonacular Score: 80%

 

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 3 and costs $1.87 per serving. Watching your figure? This gluten free and dairy free recipe has 538 calories, 27g of protein, and 13g of fat per serving. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 25 minutes. This recipe is liked by 1405 foodies and cooks. If you have bell pepper, bell pepper, oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the apple cider vinegar you could follow this main course with the eggless plum cake , how to make plum cake as a dessert. This recipe is typical of Chinese cuisine. It is brought to you by Creme de la Crumb. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 72%. Similar recipes include Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken, Healthy Sweet and Sour Fish, and Healthy Sweet and Sour Pork with Spaghetti Squash.

Ingredients

Servings:
3
3  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
0.33 cups
0.33 cups corn starch
corn starch
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps oil
oil
1
1  red bell pepper
red bell pepper
1
1  green bell pepper
green bell pepper
0.5
0.5  white yellow onion
white yellow onion
0.75 cups
0.75 cups sugar
sugar
0.5 cups
0.5 cups white apple cider vinegar
white apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps soy sauce
soy sauce
1 tsp
1 tsp garlic powder
garlic powder
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps onion salt
onion salt
0.25 cups
0.25 cups ketchup
ketchup
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp cornstarch
cornstarch
3  skinless boneless chicken breasts
3
skinless boneless chicken breasts
0.33 cups corn starch
0.33 cups
corn starch
2 Tbsps oil
2 Tbsps
oil
1  red bell pepper
1
red bell pepper
1  green bell pepper
1
green bell pepper
0.5  white yellow onion
0.5
white yellow onion
0.75 cups sugar
0.75 cups
sugar
0.5 cups white apple cider vinegar
0.5 cups
white apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps soy sauce
2 Tbsps
soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
0.5 tsps onion salt
0.5 tsps
onion salt
0.25 cups ketchup
0.25 cups
ketchup
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp
cornstarch

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Creme de la Crumb

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.87
Ingredient
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup corn starch
2 tablespoons oil
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1/2 white yellow onion
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup white apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Price
$3.01
$0.18
$0.08
$0.60
$0.36
$0.12
$0.21
$0.45
$0.24
$0.09
$0.02
$0.21
$0.03
$5.61

Tips

Health Tips

  • Ketchup can pack in a surprising amount of sugar, so read the nutrition facts label and find a brand that doesn't have too much. Of course, you can also make your own ketchup so you can control how much sugar goes in.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Making your own ketchup from scratch won't actually save you money and will definitely cost you more time. Personally, we will be sticking with store bought, but watching our serving sizes to avoid too much sugar.

Cooking Tips

  • Corn starch, potato starch, arrowroot powder, and tapioca powder are all comparable in terms of thickening ability, so you can usually substitute them 1:1. Flour, on the other hand, is only half as effective, so if you are using flour instead of corn starch or one of the others named, you'll need to use twice as much.

  • Corn starch can be added directly to cold liquids, but to avoid lumps corn starch must be mixed with a cold liquid (usually water or stock) before it can be added to hot liquids like soup or gravy. This mixture of corn starch in a cold liquid is called a "slurry."

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
538 Calories
26g Protein
12g Total Fat
78g Carbs
14% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
538
27%

Fat
12g
19%

  Saturated Fat
1g
9%

Carbohydrates
78g
26%

  Sugar
58g
64%

Cholesterol
72mg
24%

Sodium
1378mg
60%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
26g
53%

Vitamin C
86mg
104%

Vitamin B3
13mg
66%

Vitamin B6
1mg
57%

Selenium
37µg
54%

Vitamin A
1525IU
31%

Phosphorus
291mg
29%

Potassium
729mg
21%

Vitamin E
2mg
19%

Vitamin B5
1mg
19%

Manganese
0.33mg
17%

Vitamin B2
0.23mg
13%

Magnesium
51mg
13%

Vitamin K
12µg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
9%

Fiber
2g
9%

Folate
34µg
9%

Iron
1mg
8%

Copper
0.13mg
7%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.23µg
4%

Calcium
26mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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