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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.




To enter for a chance to win the $1,000 Visa gift card that I mentioned earlier in this post, simply leave a comment answering the question: What dish would you create with these sauces? Share your recipe ideas using Kraft Recipe Makers’ two sauces.



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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 9/23/13 – 10/27/13.


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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.

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