Friday, December 7, 2012

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Peppers

I made this for dinner one day last week. It's one of my favorite chicken recipes. With a freezer stuffed with beef, elk, and venison, I have no business cooking chicken, but it was in the freezer too and I was craving this.

This is not an oriental sweet and sour recipe.When I think sweet and sour, I think oriental food. This is kind of tangy.  I found this recipe last year on Mennonite Girls Can Cook. The original recipe called for sausage and no peppers. It was good, but I took a few liberties and changed it up.

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Peppers

4-5 chicken breasts (or whatever you have)
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 orange pepper, chopped

Sauce:
1 C Ketchup
1 C water
2 Tbsp Worcestershire
4 Tbsp sugar (the original recipe called for 6 Tbsp, but that was a bit too much for us)
6 Tbsp vinegar
2 tsp paprika
4 tsp dry mustard
pepper

*I brown my chicken in a bit of butter and olive oil, seasoning with pepper, granulated garlic, and seasoning salt. Then I remove the chicken and let it cool before cutting it into bite sized slices. Meanwhile, add the peppers and onion to your skillet and scrape up all the good stuff from the bottom of the pan. Let your peppers and onion hang out for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Love these colors!

  While peppers are cooking, mix up your sauce. (I doubled the original recipe because I love this sauce!)


Then just add your chicken to the peppers and stir in the good stuff:


And there you have it:

Serve over brown rice and throw together a salad (and treat yourself to a good piece of homemade bread alongside. We're cutting down on bread around here, hence the lonely spot on the plate.) and dinner is served!



12 comments:

KaHolly said...

Oh, it looks yummy! Cooking is not my thing, so I'm always in the market for new and easy dishes to make. Thanks for the recipe.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

MMMM sounds Delicious! Love that pot with the pour spout too.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Oh, yum!!! Thanks for another tempting recipe!

Nancy said...

I'd love to spend some time in your kitchen, watching you prepare meals and copying all of your recipes!

Michigan Gal said...

Yum!

John'aLee said...

Oh that looks so divine and healthy! My new son in law just gave me a whole deer to put in the freezer. I'm over the moon. Any good venison recipes?

JMF said...

Can you keep it warm until I get there?????LOL

Carol said...

Oh my...my mouth is watering...that looks delicious.

Darlene D said...

I tried this tonight, YUMMY!!!

Terri said...

I came over from Judy L's blog to check out this yummy looking chicken and I see you're from NM! me too! Only it looks like you are probably south and I'm northwest, but lived in southeast a long time ago. Enjoying your blog and LOVE the black and white chicken fabric a few posts down :)

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

MMMM MMMMMMM it is what was for dinner tonight.

Staci said...

Is it wrong to want this at 6:30 in the morning???

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