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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Cherries
Dec18

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Cherries

You can use either sweet or tart cherries with this recipe – this is a sweet and sour dish, so adjust the amount of honey or vinegar based on how sweet your cherries are. I love Sweet and Sour Sauce – it’s a healthy version that uses orange juice for a nice fruity zing. If fresh cherries aren’t in your life right now, feel free to use another fruit – both fresh pineapple and mango work great. Oh, I’ve even used frozen, pitted cherries in the recipe with great results as well.   People to feed: Family 4 Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 10 mins   Ingredients Boneless Chicken : 6 ounces, cut into bite sized pieces Soy Sauce : 1 tablespoon Cornstarch : ½ teaspoon Cooking Oil : 2 tablespoons Onion : ½ cut into 1” chunks Cherries : 1 ½ cups fresh, pitted and halved Red Pepper : 1/2, cut into 1” chunks Yellow Pepper : 1/2, cut into 1” chunksFor the Sweet and Sour Sauce Fresh Ginger : 1 tablespoon Honey or Agave Nectar : 2 tablespoons Orange Juice : 3 tablespoons Ketchup : 3 tablespoons Vinegar : 3 tablespoons Cooking Procedure: In a bowl, toss the chicken meat with the soy sauce and cornstarch. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce. Heat a wok or saute pan over high heat. Swirl in just 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil. When hot, add in the marinated chicken. Spread chicken out all over the surface of wok in single layer. Let cook for 2 minutes, undisturbed, until browned. Flip chicken pieces and brown the other side, about 1 minute. Chicken should be browned but still uncooked in the middle. Remove chicken from wok and set aside. Keep the wok on stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Swirl in the remaining cooking oil. When hot, add the onions and stir fry for 1 minute. Add in the cherries, red and yellow bell peppers. Stir fry for 2 minutes, until the bell peppers are cooked, but still colorful and crunchy. Add the partially cooked chicken back into the wok and pour in the sweet and sour sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook an additional minute, or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Careful not to overcook the...

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