Yum Yum Sweet & Sour Chicken

A healthier version that is starch fried, not deep fried. This easy recipe will have you never ordering take out again. Organic chicken and veggies make this low sugar, low sodium and healthy fat recipe a winner.  Do not skimp on using all Fresh Harvest products, they make this dish very special. 

First, the sauce:

Place ingredients in saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine. As sauce heats up, whisk as it cooks until sauce is well blended, hot and thick. Remove from heat.

The main dish:

  • 6-7 tbsp Fresh Harvest Garlic olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Harvest Toasted Sesame oil
  • 2 lbs. organic, skinless/boneless chicken breast cut into 1” chunks. Dry chunks on paper towels.
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled, cut into ½” pieces
  • ½ of a fresh pineapple cut into 1” chunks or
    16 oz pineapple chunks, frozen or canned.
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch (spice it up a bit if so inclined)
  • Toasted Sesame seeds for finishing (optional)

Directions:

Add corn starch (and any spices you desire) to a reusable container with a tight lid. Working in stages, add chicken pieces and shake to coat well. Place coated chicken on a plate, not letting pieces touch.

Add oils to a large wok or deep skillet, and heat to medium-high. Fry coated chicken over medium heat (in stages if needed) for about 5-8 minutes until chicken is browned and nearly done. Turn chicken as needed to brown well.

Reduce heat to medium and add peppers and onions with all the cooked chicken. Sauté for another 3-5 minutes, then add fresh Pineapple.

Continue to sauté on medium-low heat just a bit longer (ensure peppers and onions are tender and pineapple is thoroughly warmed), then pour sauce over chicken mixture. Stir to coat well and sauté a few more minutes.

Serve with steamed rice. Garnish with sesame seeds.