Recipe for Southwestern Sweet And Sour Chicken
Chicken, Poultry & Duck


    Southwestern Sweet and Sour Chicken

    1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in heavy syrup
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
    1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch-squares
    1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
    1 1/2 cup peach salsa

    Drain pineapple, reserving syrup.

    In a mixing cup combine cornstarch, reserved syrup, and soy sauce until smooth. Set aside.

    In a medium skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken strips, stir-frying until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from the pan. Keep warm.

    Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add peppers and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add salsa and pineapple chunks. Stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Return chicken to pan and heat through.

    Yield: 4 servings