Sweet & Sour Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
No need for take-out with this simple skillet meal!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 8 oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • 3 - Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/4 - cup(s) cider vinegar
  • 1 - 20 oz. can(s) pineapple chunks
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - Tbsp cornstarch**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
  2. Cook rice, as directed.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and cider vinegar.
  4. Dice onion. Seed and dice red and green bell peppers.
  5. In a large skillet or wok, saute the chicken pieces with the diced onion and bell peppers. Once the chicken has browned, pour in the sauce and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the pineapple chunks.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 2 Tbsp water with 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Stir water and cornstarch mixture into the sauce and let bubble over low heat for 5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken.
  7. Prepare veggies.
  8. Serve Sweet & Sour Chicken with rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 4 boneless chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
  2. Dice 2 small onions. Seed and dice 2 red bell peppers and 2 green bell peppers.
  3. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cans of tomato sauce, 6 Tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup cider vinegar.
  5. Open and drain 2 cans of pineapple chunks.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chicken pieces
  • Half of the diced onion
  • Half of the diced red and green bell peppers
  • Half of the prepared sauce
  • 20 oz. can pineapple chunks
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much as air as possible and seal.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to skillet or wok for cooking.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use a gluten-free soy sauce to keep the entire meal gluten-free.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and then saute in skillet or wok for 10 to 12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in 1 Tbsp cornstarch, if needed, to thicken the sauce.
Serve over rice with veggies.