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

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. pinned–

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. I would make shrimp stir fry using Kraft sauce

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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

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

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

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

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

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

  21. 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.

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

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

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

    Thanks for the recipe and great giveaway!

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


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

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

  28. The Tex Mex Chicken Fajitas for me!

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

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

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

  33. i really liked the asian fish taco pack!

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

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

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

  37. Verde Chicken Chili sound different

  38. Verde Chicken Chili

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

  40. I would make sweet and sour pork!

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