Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

Dinner, Recipes | May 18, 2016 | By

I asked our Facebook fans for recipes they wanted to see revamped to be 21 Day Fix safe and I got some great responses! The first one that I wanted to try was Sweet n’ Sour chicken! Usually deep fried and coated in a sauce made with a lot of sugar, this recipe isn’t such an easy one to fix…but I did it! The results are a tender, slightly crunchy chicken with a delicious sweet and sour sauce. Best part, it’s totally 21 Day Fix approved and your whole family will love it! 

Sweet n' Sour Chicken
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. Chicken
  2. 1 lb. chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch cubes
  3. 2 TBSP cornstarch, plus 1 tsp
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/4 tsp pepper
  6. 1-2 TBSP coconut oil, or olive oil if you don't like how coconut oil tastes
  7. Sweet n' Sour Sauce
  8. 1/4 cup honey
  9. 1/4 cup tomato paste
  10. 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  11. 2 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  12. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Place chicken cubes into a large bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in cornstarch (reserving 1 tsp) and toss to combine, making sure each piece of chicken is coated evenly.
  4. Heat up coconut or olive oil in a frying pan, or cast iron pot over medium heat.
  5. Add chicken, and brown chicken on all sides. Continue to cook until chicken pieces are white throughout.
  6. While chicken is cooking, whisk together honey, vinegar, tomato paste, soy sauce, garlic powder and remaining 1 tsp cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to a sauce pot and bring to a low boil over medium heat, mixing just until it begins to thicken.
  7. Pour sauce over chicken, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until all chicken is coated and sauce is heated through.
  8. Serve over brown rice, cauliflower rice, or other veggie of choice.
Container Count
  1. Each serving equals 1 red, 1 tsp, and 1/2 orange (measure out a serving use a red container)
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    erin
    July 4, 2016

    hey! this recipe looks so good. how could you adjust it to use a crock pot?

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      Püreatz
      July 11, 2016

      Hi Erin. Unfortunately this recipe cannot be adjusted for the Crock-Pot. The sauce is very thick, and would like end up burning it.

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      Tina
      September 4, 2016

      I’ve done this recipe in the oven which eliminates the oil. It’s delicious.

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        Caroline
        September 12, 2016

        Tina, how long do you bake it for?

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    Greg
    September 23, 2016

    I don’t see how much sweet n sour sauce you use? It is listed as ingredient with no measure. Thanks

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    Greg
    September 23, 2016

    I get it now. Those ingredients below make the sweet n sour sauce!!

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    Jessica
    January 17, 2017

    Can I make this without corn starch

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      Püreatz
      January 17, 2017

      Yes, but it will not thicken up. You need to use flour, or whole wheat flour or cornstarch in order for the sauce to thicken up.

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    Tara Zugale
    February 10, 2017

    For the serving: is the red container just for the chicken? Would a yellow container be for the rice? New to 21 day fix, thanks!

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      Püreatz
      February 10, 2017

      Hey Tara! The red container would just be for the red. Rice would need to be counted as a yellow.

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    Leslee
    April 7, 2017

    Does it have to be apple cider vinegar? Or cani use regular?

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      Püreatz
      April 7, 2017

      Hey Leslee, you can use regular but it won’t taste the same. The apple cider vinegar gives the tart/sweet flavor and regular vinegar won’t lend that tart flavor.

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    Nicole
    April 18, 2017

    I’m excited to try this but I’ll use Bragg’s amino acids instead of soy sauce!!

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    Vanessa
    May 29, 2017

    I was very excited to try this, but once I tasted it, it was too much vinegar. My kids usually can handle the 21 day fix recipes but not this one and I don’t blame them!

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