5.18.2017

Cookbook Collection | Thursday Trials - Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple and Red Onion

Back in 2014, about ten days after getting my tonsils removed, Kevin proposed to me during Chinese food at home. It was the first time I could actually swallow anything, and he proposed via a fortune cookie BEFORE we ate. Who even opens fortune cookies before eating? I had to call everyone to tell them the big news, and never got the chance to enjoy dinner. Even still, Chinese food has always been quite romantic to us after that.

When I saw this particular recipe, it reminded me of our engagement, but also included our favorite fruit. Except, this recipe is a healthier take on Chinese style sweet and sour chicken. It has less fat, and less salt (because there is actually no salt called for in the recipe). I served this meal over white rice. Not having the biggest sweet tooth, I am going to admit that this recipe just wasn't for me. It was very sweet, but missing the "sour" in my opinion - or even some heat! My husband enjoyed it, because it was "healthy and fresh tasting." We chose to add broccoli, zucchini and red peppers, as the recipe only calls for snow peas ad of course, my husband isn't a fan of peas.
If you like sweet & sugary dishes, I think you will enjoy this one. It makes enough for 2-4 servings. Book info below:


America's Test Kitchen
THE COMPLETE COOKING FOR TWO COOKBOOK
Page 119
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple and Red Onion (no link available)





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