Sweet and Spicy Chinese Chicken 

Chinese food made at home that won’t require a ton of ingredients to be bought, and is simple to throw together! 

Sometimes we have a dinner win, and sometimes we have a dinner fail. Tonight, was definitely a dinner win. I love Chinese food, but there are no good options near me, so discovering a recipe I can easily make is a double win! 

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into one inch pieces
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple 
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 2-3 teaspoons crushed red pepper 
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce 
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch and 4 Tablespoons cold water 
  • Cooked rice (I used Jasmine rice)

Directions 

  1. In a large deep skillet, cook chicken in oil until no longer pink. 
  2. Stir in pineapple and red pepper. Cook additional 3 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, mix together all other ingredients except cornstarch with cold water and rice. 
  4. Pour sauce into chicken, cook until boiling. Stir occasionally, cooking about 5 minutes. 
  5. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water. Stir until fully blended. 
  6. Mix cornstarch into chicken, stir to combine. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. 
  7. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes, covered, before serving along side or on top of rice. 
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