Annika’s Cheating Sweet and Sour

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Recipe Created By: Amy Hugon


2 boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Mrs Dash
1 16 oz pkg frozen broccoli
1-2 sweet red peppers
1 1/2 cups rice, uncooked
double batch Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce (see below for link)
1/2 cup cornstarch or sweet rice flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water


Chop chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces; sprinkle with garlic powder and Mrs. Dash, and brown in frying pan. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook broccoli and set aside; cook rice and set aside.

Dice red pepper into 1/4 – 1/2″ pieces.

In medium saucepan, stir together all sauce ingredients; heat on medium until it gently boils and thickens. Remove from heat.

In 2.5 quart casserole dish, stir together chicken, broccoli, red bell pepper, rice, and sauce.

Heat in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or til heated through.


This was an easy, quick version of sweet and sour chicken. I like it better than what I used to make, and will definitely make it again. I think you could add in other veggies as desired … I’m picturing zucchini, water chestnuts, pearl onions.

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This uses a double batch of the Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce that goes with the Iron Chef Baked Party Chicken Nuggets. If you have a prepared Sweet and Sour Sauce that is safe, use an equivalent amount (about 3 cups).

If avoiding corn, use sweet flour option in both this recipe and the Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce recipe.

You can use your favorite general purpose seasoning mix in place of the Mrs. Dash. Be sure to check label carefully for hidden ingredients.

Corn Substitutions: Corn is a common ingredient in products. Starch, modified food starch, dextrin and maltodextrin can be from corn. Consult with your physician to find out which corn derivatives you need to avoid. Many corn-free options are available in the US. Find out more about corn substitutions.
Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in specific grains (wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rye). Other grains are naturally gluten-free but may have cross-contact with gluten-containing grains. Look for certified gluten-free products if you need to avoid gluten. Find out more about wheat and gluten substitutions.

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