Meal Kit

Chinese New Year: Classic Sweet and Sour Chicken

With Red Peppers, Pineapples and Grape Tomatoes

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Eggs, Wheat, Soy

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 3 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 3 oz. Frozen Pineapple
  • Info
    5 fl. oz. Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 6 fl. oz. Canola Oil
  • Info
    ¾ cup Tempura Mix

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 2 Medium Pans
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Start Rice and Prepare Ingredients

    Bring a small pot with rice and 1 ½ cups of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 20 minutes. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Core and cut red and green bell peppers into 1” dice. Trim and thinly slice top 2” of green part of green onion for garnish and slice remaining green onion into 1” lengths. Halve grape tomatoes. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry, and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1½” dice. Season chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper and reserve.

  2. 2

    Cook the Vegetables

    Warm a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and diced peppers to hot pan and cook 2 minutes. Add green onion (reserving thinly sliced pieces for garnish), tomatoes, and pineapple (including any juice) to pan and cook 1 minute. Add sweet and sour sauce, season to taste with salt and pepper, and reserve.

  3. 3

    Heat Oil and Make Batter

    Heat canola oil in a medium pan over medium heat to 350 degrees. Combine batter mix and just enough cold water (about a cup) to form a loose batter in a mixing bowl. (Batter should be thinner than pancake batter.) Add chicken pieces to batter and toss to coat completely.

  4. 4

    Fry the Chicken

    Test oil temperature by adding a pinch of batter to it. It should sizzle gently. If it browns immediately, turn the heat down and let the oil cool. Working in 2 batches, lay chicken away from you in hot oil and cook 7-9 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown. When chicken has reached a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, remove from oil and set on a paper towel-lined plate. Let oil recover for 1 minute and come back up to temperature between batches.

  5. 5

    Combine Chicken and Sauce

    Transfer cooked chicken to pan with sauce and vegetables and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Place a portion of rice in the middle of a plate and arrange chicken and sauce around the rice. Garnish with remaining green onions and serve immediately.

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