Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chinese Dinner

Pin It One of the favorite meals in our house is Chinese, yes I know Chinese dinner is not healthy AT ALL. So, I decided to health it up. I will admit, it is not a fat free, low sodium meal but much better for you than from the restaurant.

Tonight's dinner is
sweet N sour chicken,

 and fried rice.

These are both very easy to make and extremely delicious.

Sweet N Sour Chicken (My sons favorite and he calls it DELICIOUS!)

I am sorry but this is a recipe that I concocted and I don't measure so bare with me.


4 Chicken breasts
1 can water chestnuts
1 cup of chunked pineapple
   (canned in their natural juice)
2-3 Whole organic carrots
World Harbors Maui Mountain Sweet N Sour Sauce

Start with cutting your chicken into about 1 inch cubes and brown in pan

Drain in a glass about 90% of the juice off pineapple
Then pour the 10% of the juice and pineapple over chicken

You are keeping the juice in case the sauce is alittle sour for you, you can add more juice later if you would like it sweeter.

Peel and Cut Carrots and add them to the chicken and pineapple

You will notice I said organic carrots, if you had not tried organic carrots yet GO do so! They have great flavor and are clean of pesticides.

Let Cook for about 3 minutes
Add Sweet N Sour sauce  about 6 oz. (sorry I eye ball it to our liking)

Stir and cook down for 3-5 more minutes then Waa La

Fried Rice


3 cups of uncooked brown rice
3 organic green onions
2 eggs
Sun Bird Fried Rice seasoning mix
kikkoman low sodium soy sauce
Olive oil

Now when it comes to the rice I semi follow the directions on the packet. I cook 3 cups of uncooked rice according to the box. And refrigerate 3 + hours (I have made the rice without refrigerating it and the only difference is the rice is not as crispy)

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in pan and add 3 green onions sliced

Stirring constantly cook for about a minute
Add rice and mix together

Push to one side of the pan
Scramble the 2 eggs and cook in pan

As the eggs are cooking chop it up as if you were scrambling them

Once the egg is cooked mix it all together

Pour season pack over the rice

Add about 2 tablespoon of soy sauce

Stir up and enjoy!

This fried rice (after the prepping of the rice itself) only takes about 2 minutes and is way worth the time!

Hope you all enjoy our Chinese as much as we do!


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