I’ve never been a huge fan of Asian food. It just doesn’t really appeal to me. I rarely order Chinese and I’ve never had Thai or Korean food. The one time I had Japanese I got my first (and only) migraine. Whenever anyone orders Sweet and Sour chicken, the smell just makes my stomach turn a little. I know it’s sad, but it’s true.
Based on this you may be wondering why I’m posting about Sweet & Sour Chicken. I don’t even know what attracted me to the recipe in the first place. I was clipping coupons (woo!) and saw the little recipe next to a coupon. I knew that WF would like it because he really loves Chinese food. He was pretty surprised when I added it to our menu list.
I still can’t really explain what drew me to it, but it was a success! I really enjoyed it, especially the pineapples.
“French” Sweet and Sour Chicken
The “French” part really just refers to this blog 😉
Serves 2 to 3
Stuff you need:
- 1 c Jasmine Rice (uncooked)
- 1/2 bag of frozen vegetables, thawed OR fresh veggies of your choice
- 1 c cooked chicken, diced
- 4 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
- 5 oz Sweet & Sour sauce
- 1/2 Tbsp. Soy sauce
- Chow Mein noodles (optional)
- Vegetable Oil
What to do with that stuff:
- Prepare rice according to package directions.
- Heat oil in large skillet over high heat.
- Add vegetables.
- Stir and cook 2 minutes.
- Add chicken and pineapples and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add sweet & sour sauce and soy sauce.
- Stir in skillet until mixture is warm.
- Serve over hot cooked rice.
- Sprinkle with noodles (optional)
Adapted from Veggieful Sweet & Sour Chicken, lachoy.com