Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sweet & Sour Chicken served with Brown Rice & Steamed Edamame

Chicken Breast is one of those things a lot of people have on hand, but if you're anything like me, you can get stuck making the same way all the time. I thought I'd try making something new and exciting. I came up with Sweet & Sour Chicken served with brown rice and steamed edamame. It was really tasty, and I tried lightly pan frying instead of creating a thick batter and deep frying, like most recipes call for.

3 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup rice flour
1 can pineapple chunks (juice reserved)
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice (from the can)
1 onion
1/2 small red pepper
1/2 small green pepper
1/3 cup canola oil

The first thing you do is wash and pat the chicken breasts dry. Next cut into cubes and put on a plate. In a large freezer bag, add the rice flour and cornstarch and coat the chicken well. Add the canola oil to a large saute pan and allow it to get hot. Add the chicken in batches shaking off the excess cornstarch mixture. Allow the pieces of chicken to cook, untouched for about 3-4 minutes before turning. Repeat this process until all of the chicken is cooked. Set the chicken aside. In a mixing bowl combine the pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar and whisk all of the ingredients together. Cook in a pan on med. heat and stir occasionally. This should cook for about 12-15 minutes. While the sauce is cooking, cut your onion and peppers into large cubes saute in a hot pan with the pineapple chunks. Add the chicken to this mixture after cooking down the veggies for a few minutes. Lastly, add the sauce and combine well. I served this with steamed edamame and short-grain brown rice.


vincent said...


We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM! YUM!.
We would like to add it to the

We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
enjoy your recipes.

Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
and benefit from their exposure on

To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use or just go to and click on "Add your site"

Best regards,


Debbie said...

um hello pf changs! watch out!!!

and wow...congrats on the previous comment...that's exciting!! ;)

Marilyn said...

Hi Rox,
I like it!
I like the sweet & sour flavor and with chicken, even better!
I am saving your recipe.

sangeeta said...

this is n taste can go together.....this way.
liked your blog.

Spryte said...

Nice and I love how you lightened it up! I love edamame too!

Back to Top