30 minute Sweet & Sour Chicken

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It was a running joke with my family about me waking up everyday asking what was for dinner before I had even had breakfast yet. What can I say, I like to know whats coming!
If you get that question a lot, or wonder it yourself, look, I’ve made the decision for you today- You’re making my 30 minute Sweet & Sour Chicken tonight! I bet you have most of the ingredients already, and if not, you can grab them on the way home, or trick your roommate into grabbing them in exchange for you cooking. Whatever works, right?

Perfectly Imperfect Produce stocked me up with pineapple, peppers, and oranges last week, so I had everything at the ready- and even some broccoli in my veggie drawer, score! If you don’t have tomato paste, feel free to use ketchup, it’s just as good! This healthy take out is such a quick and easy meal, and it comes together faster than your UberEats driver could drop off an order! Oh! Add some chili flake if you like a little heat, like me! Let’s get into it!

Sweet & Sour Chicken
serves 4
1.5 lb chicken, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pineapple, diced into large chunks
1 bag mini peppers, sliced
1 egg
1-2 green onions, sliced.
1 T soy sauce
2-3 T arrowroot starch or cornstarch
1 T cooking oil

2 oranges, juiced
2 T soy sauce
2 T rice wine vinegar
2 T tomato paste (or ketchup)
1 T grated ginger (optional)

1. In a large skillet, heat cooking oil over medium high heat. Combine diced chicken with egg, 1 T soy sauce and the 2-3 T arrowroot starch, add to the pan. Sear chicken for 3-4 minutes each side before stirring often, as you want the edges to get crispy and crunchy, like your favorite take out chicken.
2. Once chicken has been seared several minutes on each side, add peppers & green onions, and sauté for 5 minutes, until veggies are softened and golden brown.
3. Combine sauce ingredients, and pour over chicken skillet, adding pineapple and turning the heat to low. Simmer on low for another 5 minutes, until sauce is thick and glaze like and the pineapple is warmed through. Sprinkle with additional green onions and sesame seeds if you have them on hand. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice! Enjoy!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, and if it makes its way to your kitchen, tag me in a photo on instagram, @thatswhatsheeats! I love to share them, and follow along with your foodie creations! Mega yum!
Thanks for hanging, friends!

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