Sweet and Sour Chicken

This recipe is from Cooking Light. I found it through Definitely RA.

My modifications were kind of accidental as I did not pre-read the directions carefully. But it turned out very well! Probably the best Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe I have ever made. I served it over Brown Rice.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 cup dry-roasted chopped cashews

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger, red pepper, and chicken to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until chicken is done.

Add onion, celery, and bell pepper to pan, and sauté 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Add 1 cup pineapple chunks to pan; cook 30 seconds. Reserve remaining pineapple for another use. Combine the reserved 1/2 cup juice, soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch, and sugar in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth.

Stir in juice mixture; bring to boil. Cook 1 minute. Sprinkle with cashews.

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