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Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken

Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken- Table for Seven #sweetandsour #chicken #shortcut #dinner #30minutemeal

Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken–Take a shortcut and get dinner on the table in no time at all. Crunchy breaded chicken coated in a tangy sauce that is perfect served with a side of rice and broccoli.

Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken- Table for Seven #sweetandsour #chicken #shortcut #dinner #30minutemeal

Dinner at our house has changed since our big move. We are still eating dinner, but, I’ve given my routine a few tweaks to make my life easier.

What’s changed? I’ve cut back my meal plan to 5 days, instead of trying to do 6 or 7. Since quarantine started, we do one night take out. It supports a local business and of course, gives me a day off from cooking. We still do leftovers or “make whatever you find in the fridge” dinners too.

The biggest change has come from trying out a fresh food box delivery kit. I started using EveryPlate during quarantine and fell in love with it. We don’t do it every week, but, it’s a great option when I’m out of ideas for dinner.

I also signed up for eMeals and really have loved that too. It’s a service that gives you a whole meal plan, sets up a shopping list for you and even adds it to your InstaCart account. It’s pretty nice and you can pick your own type of menu..budget friendly, Keto, 30 minute, slow cooker, etc.

This recipe I made this week and it’s from my eMeals plan. It was crazy easy and tasted really yummy. I do love my classic Sweet and Sour Chicken, but, this is a great dish when time is not on your side and take out is not an option.

Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken- Table for Seven #sweetandsour #chicken #shortcut #dinner #30minutemeal

Make Your Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken:

  • Grab a frozen bag of popcorn chicken and heat it up. You can bake it or oil fry it..your choice. Once done, set it aside and keep warm.
  • Next, make the sauce. Simply whisk together the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a boil, then, reduce the heat. Let it simmer for 5-8 minutes until it’s thick. Then, pour it over the cooked chicken and stir to coat.
  • Serve it with white or brown rice and steamed broccoli.
Yield: Serves: 6

Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken

Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken- Table for Seven #sweetandsour #chicken #shortcut #dinner #30minutemeal

Shortcut Sweet and Sour Chicken–Take a shortcut and get dinner on the table in no time at all. Crunchy breaded chicken coated in a tangy sauce that is perfect served with a side of rice and broccoli.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 oz package, froze popcorn chicken
  • FOR SAUCE:
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Make popcorn chicken according to package directions. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Let the mixture come to a boil, then, reduce heat. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until thick.
  3. Pour sauce over cooked chicken and stir to coat. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with brown or white rice and steamed broccoli.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 2070mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 22g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,503. Sure hope to see you again soon! Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Thank you Miz Helen!

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