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Sweet & Sour Chicken and a Giveaway

This is the final post of my series with Kraft Recipe Makers. In addition to the $100 giveaway for my blog readers, Kraft and Blogher are hosting another $1,000 Visa gift card giveaway, where one winner will be chosen across all the blogs that were part of this series. More details about how to enter are provided at the end of this post.

As I discussed in my previous posts, Kraft Recipe Makers is a new product from Kraft which uses the technique of layering pre-made sauces to help prepare delicious and healthy dishes and significantly cut down on preparation time. There are nine featured dishes in the product line which use a variety of cooking methods: skillet, slow cooker, and the oven. In addition to the nine featured dishes, there are alternate recipe suggestions provided on the boxes and on Kraft’s website.

So far I’ve successfully made Chicken Bruschetta Pasta and Three Cheese Chicken Florentine. For my final recipe, I chose to make Sweet & Sour chicken, which is one of Mr. K’s favorite dishes. This was actually the easiest of all the ones I tried and also our favorite.

The two complimentary sauces provided in the box were: a sesame ginger simmer sauce, and a sweet and sour pineapple finishing sauce. The use of sesame ginger simmer sauce really elevated the dish, making it taste much more sophisticated than your average sweet and sour chicken dish.

In addition to the sauces, you’ll need some fresh chicken breast, bell pepper, onion (we opted to leave this out), and canned pineapple chunks.

If you plan on eating this with rice, make sure to cook your rice while making the dish. They should finish up at about the same time.

Chop up your chicken and your vegetables.

Cook the chicken in half of the simmer sauce. Then add in your vegetables and remaining simmer sauce and cook until peppers are cooked but still crisp. (I accidentally added my pineapple into the simmer sauce, but it still worked out.)

Add in the pineapple chunks and then stir in the finishing sauce and you’re ready to go!

To make it even healthier, you can cook brown rice instead of white rice. We’ll definitely be making this one again.




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91 comments on “Sweet & Sour Chicken and a Giveaway”

  1. Asian Almond Salmon

  2. I would make the New England pot roast. Use leftovers for french dips!

  3. I would love to make a chicken and angel hair pasta dish with these sauces! I can’t wait to try Kraft Recipe Makers!

  4. I would make this sweet and sour chicken! Looks amazing! I love sweet and sour chicken, and because my fiance is allergic to a main seasoning used in many Chinese dishes, I don’t get it quite enough!

  5. I would shake it up first and foremost by making it vegetarian. I was surprised to notice that ALL of the recipes and sauces have meat in the name! Crazy! Anyway…I would love to try the Chicken Cacciatore sauce/recipe using Quorn brand “chicken” cutlets instead. Bet it would be yummy!

  6. I would love to make the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine with fresh herbs~

  7. I would use these two sauces to make sweet and sour pork and put it over rice. I have already used it with chicken and it is yummy, so I bought another box.

  8. I would use the Sweet & Sour Chicken sauce but substitute cubed pork and serve it over steamed rice.

  9. I would make a glazed out of the sauce and pour it over some crispy baked tofu and serve it with brown rice and steamed broccoli and bok choy.

  10. With the sweet and sour sauce I would mixed it with sauteed ground beef with onions, peas, raisins, and potatoes and make it into puff pastry turnovers.

  11. Chicken bits with pineapple and cashew.

  12. I have tried some of the other ones, chicken enchiladas to be specific. Would definitely want to make the sweet and sour chicken.

  13. I’d use the Sweet and Sour chicken but substitute shrimp. I’d add chunks of pineapple and snap peas. The sauce would also be great with a bit of tomato sauce and brown sugar to make sweet and sour BBQ lamb ribs!

  14. I like to make casseroles – the lemon oregano sauce in the Chicken Cacciatore could also be used to grill greek chicken breasts sprinkled with feta. I’d use the other sauce on pasta, add zucchini or eggplant and bake the whole thing as a casserole.

  15. id make asian fish tacos witht he sweet and sour chicken sauces!

  16. not always a fan of pork, but the sweet and sour pineapple sounds amazing!

  17. I would use the verde chicken enchilada one because I love enchiladas.

  18. I would def try the Verde Chicken Enchiladas kit and add some black beans use and top with Monterey jack. Stomachs growling just thinking about it!

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  20. I would use the sweet and sour chicken mix to make sweet and sour meatballs!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  21. Love this giveaway and the Kraft’s sauces. I would create an eggplant Parmesan with the sauce. going to be delicious for sure.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  22. I’d make the Verde Chicken Enchiladas.

  23. Mmmm these sauces sound like they’d be excellent on pasta.

  24. I would make a “Sweet and Sour Veggie Burger” using the Kraft sauces!

  25. I would make your recipe above, of course! It’s looks delicious 😀

  26. omg amazing!

  27. I could tweak my old enchilada recipe with the verde enchilada sauce! A new, tasty spin on my old classic 🙂

  28. I would make a sweet and sour fried tuna ball gravy with garlic bread with these sauces!

  29. I’d make a sweet and sour stirfy/yakisoba type of noodle dish.

  30. I would make the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine.

  31. I would make sweet and sour pork!

  32. I’d make Hawaiian sesame ginger chicken with the simmer sauce and finish it with the sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

  33. Verde Chicken Chili

  34. Verde Chicken Chili sound different

  35. I would make chicken enchiladas and would use the Verde Chicken Enchiladas

  36. I think i’d try the chicken bruschetta pasta

  37. The sweet and sour chicken looks delish! I know my husband would love it, too.

  38. i really liked the asian fish taco pack!

  39. I’d make a fried chicken dish with this sauce!

  40. use fish fillet instead of chicken, bread the fish and make sweet and sour fish! nom

  41. Yum! I would also love to try the New England Pot Roast recipe makers sauce to make some slow cooker pot roast with potatoes and veggies.

  42. i didnt know sweet and sour chicken is supposed to have pineapples, or is this your variation Kirbie ?

    i would make chicken fajitas and chicken bruschetta.
    I hope they add general tso’s chicken flavour as I LOVE that sauce!

  43. The Tex Mex Chicken Fajitas for me!

  44. I would make a tortellini and vegetable dish with the sauces.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  45. I’d switch in pork or shrimp — and maybe fry it! hehe

  46. I just Tweeted about the idea way as @katygmorris here:


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  47. I’d love to make some shredded pork sliders with their Hickory BBQ Beef Recipe Maker!

    Thanks for the recipe and great giveaway!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  48. I think I’d use the Sweet & Sour sauces with pork, using half the sauce to first marinate the meat overnight.

  49. I would like to try this sweet and sour kit with shrimp and broccoli, I think that would be pretty delicious!

  50. I would use the sesame ginger sauce to make a coleslaw to top a burger with a patty that’s mixed with the sweet and sour pineapple sauce for an Asian/Hawaiian spin on a burger.

  51. The sweet and sour chicken sounds interesting..will have to try! 🙂

  52. I would use the chicken bruschetta pasta sauce and pour over some panko fried eggplant and huge mozzarella slices.

  53. The chicken cacciatore looks good as a marinate!!!

  54. I would make sweet and sour with pork, just add a boneless pork chop cut in chunks. I would hope it would be like restaurant fair.

  55. I’d make the verde chicken enchiladas using lowcarb wraps rather than the suggested corn tortillas, and amp up the veggie content with oven-roasted peppers, zucchini, and onions. My husband is on some medication which affects how his body processes carbs, but he LOVES Mexican food, especially verde enchiladas, and this would be an easy meal even he could prepare himself. Love the idea of the Recipe Makers!

  56. I would love to try the Verde Enchilada Sauce on my Enchilada Casserole!

  57. I would definitely use the the sauces in the verde chicken enchilada pack to simmer carnitas meat and roasted peppers for burritos!

  58. I would love the tex-mex chicken fajita mix and make a layered enchilada casserole

  59. I would make sweet and sour shrimp over udon noodles!

  60. I’d use diced pork or shrimp to make it sweet and sour pork/shrimp.
    But add onions to give more flavor and add green bell pepper to make it more colorful.

  61. I think I’d use the sweet and sour sauce and the chicken to make a sweet and sour chicken salad. I like the tang of the sauce and the crunch of the fresh veggies.

  62. I’m craving Mexican, so I would use the Tex Mex Chicken Fajita, and use it to make a Taco Salad!

  63. I would maybe try to use the Verde Chicken Enchiladas kit but use all vegetable (zucchini, bell peppers, sweet potato cubes) – then top with a Monterey jack. Could be awesome.

  64. I would either use the sweet and sour chicken for a quick variation on my grandma’s sweet and sour seafood or the verde chicken enchilada sauce for chile verde pork with rice. Yum!

  65. I would make shrimp stir fry using Kraft sauce

  66. My husband loves roast and I love chicken dishes, so something for each of us!

  67. I’d make the same item you did, but instead of rice I’d use the filling for stuffed zucchini or stuffed squash to up the veg content. Looks super tasty!

  68. The verde chicken enchilada sauces would be a fun alternative to marinara sauce for a Mexican-inspired lasagna!

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  70. I would make pot roast in my slow cooker with the New England Pot Roast Recipe Maker.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com