August 19, 2011

Everyday Food Sweet-and-Sour Chicken with Green Beans

The area that my family lives has limited options for high quality restaurant food. There are a number of greasy chain restaurants, but high-quality ethnic food is lacking at best. My whole family loves Chinese food and I have started making dishes at home, instead of choosing between the two greasy buffets available in the college town we live in. I have found a number of pork stir-fry recipes that I love, but have been looking for more chicken options. I was intrigued when a recent issue of Everyday Food magazine had a recipe for Sweet-and-Sour Chicken with Green Beans.

This recipe has 13 ingredients and is very easy to put together. The total time is approximately 25 minutes. All of the vegetable prep is very easy, with minimal chopping required. I made a few modifications to the original recipe. I had made roasted peanuts to use for this dish, but my two-year-old got a hold of them, so I was forced to leave them out the finished product. Additionally, I was unable to find fresh green beans by the pound, so I bought a fresh refrigerated pack. I followed the rest of the recipe as stated.

My whole family enjoyed this recipe. It was very easy to put together and took little preparation time. I liked that the main protein is chicken; we eat a large amount of pork, so it's nice to have some stir-fried chicken recipes in the mix. This recipe is great for a weeknight meal or to introduce kids to a larger variety of tastes and foods.

For the recipe go to Everyday Food Sweet-and-Sour Chicken with Green Beans.

4 comments:

  1. I always think I won't be able to pull off an Asian sauce, but this one seems really easy. We like Chinese too...it would be nice to make it at home:)
    Courtney

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  2. That sounds great! We love chinese food. One of my favorites is a stir fry of tofu, broccoli, baby corn and garlic over lo mein noodles - I make it pretty frequently and the boys just love it!

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  3. Delicious... Such a big gap between the Chinese Buffets and "real" ethnic Chinese Food. Great post

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  4. @Mommy It's really super easy and takes only a few ingredients, which I love!

    @Lisa I love tofu stir-fry! I haven't made it a while, I'm still trying to get my husband to like tofu :)

    @Inspired Thanks! Yeah, the Chinese Buffets are great for college students, but not so great for everyone else :)

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