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Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry with Chicken

Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry with ChickenEasy to prepare colorful stir-fry dish combining chicken, pea pods, red peppers and pineapple in a sweet and sour sauce. The sauce is flavored with ginger and soy sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3-inch strips
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 cup red bell pepper strips
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks, packed in juice, undrained
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1 (6-ounce) package frozen pea pods

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in wok or skillet. Add chicken. Cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove; set aside. Add water chestnuts, pepper and onion to wok. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch, soy sauce and vinegar in small bowl. Add pineapple with juice, ginger and salt. Stir into vegetable mixture. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in Equal®. Add pea pods and chicken. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until pea pods and chicken are heated through.

Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 272, protein 29 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 5 g, cholesterol 66 mg, sodium 620 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 very lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.