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


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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Chicken bits with pineapple and cashew.

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  11. 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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  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. I’d make the Verde Chicken Enchiladas.

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

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

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