Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Quick and Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe #KraftRecipeMakers

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Last week we had a very busy weekend volunteering a a local charity event and the last thing we wanted to do on Monday after a long day at work was make a gourmet meal from scratch. Although we love to cook and look forward to creating new recipes to share with our fans, we also have days where all we want to do is make a quick and easy meal and relax on the couch with a glass of wine and our reality shows. We're sure we are not the only ones! What we don't want to do is skip on the flavor of our dishes. When we saw the commercial for Kraft Recipe Makers featuring celebrity chefs Rocco DiSpirito and Carla Hall, we knew it had to be good, so we picked up a few boxes of signature sauces at our local Walmart after our event. If you haven't seen the commercials, you could view it online at www.getyourcheftogether.com. They are actually quite funny!



The first one we tried was the Kraft Recipe Makers Sweet and Sour Chicken. It was so easy to make and it delicious! Much better than take-out! This recipe is very versatile because you could substitute the chicken for meat or pork or just add more veggies and make it a vegetarian dish. We added carrots and garlic because we had some on hand. What's great about these sauces is that there are two of them. One to marinate and cook the food in, and another one to add an extra burst of flavor at the end. There is no need to add any salt, pepper or additional spices unless you really want to. We are excited to try some of the other flavors we picked up such as the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita and the Verde Chicken Enchiladas. Here's the recipe for the Sweet and Sour Chicken. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
Kraft Recipe Makers Sweet and Sour Chicken
2 lbs. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
1 red bell pepper cut into strips
1 small red onion coarsely chopped
1 can (8oz.) pineapple chunks (we used fresh pineapple)
3 medium sized carrots (optional - we used them because we had them)
2 cloves of minced garlic (optional)

Kitchen Essentials:
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Can opener
Vegetable peeler
Stove
Large skillet
Spatula

Directions:




1.Stir-fry chicken in half of the Simmer Sauce in a large skillet until done, about 10 minutes. 




2. Add vegetables and remaining Simmer Sauce to skillet; stir-fry 2 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. 




3. Stir in Finishing Sauce and pineapple; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice.



16 comments:

  1. Yum! We always enjoy a good stir fry and sweet/sour is one of many :)

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  2. Looks perfect for a night where you don't have a ton of time or energy to spend on dinner!

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    Http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  3. Sweet and sour chicken was my favorite growing up. And I like that this uses non-fried chicken!

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  4. Lovely quick dinner, I have got to try this!

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  5. Great idea for a quick and yummy meal. I love easy dinner ideas, too!

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  6. We totally need quick and easy around here! Thank you for sharing such a delicious meal. I hope you are having a happy start to your week!

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  7. We all love sour and sweet chicken in our house ,now I will try your recipe..thanks for the recipe..

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  8. This looks really easy to do and I love sweet and sour recipes as they are always so delicious!

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