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Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice

Two delicious Chinese recipes come together in this easy One Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken Fried Rice Recipe that’s made in only 20 minutes!

Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Man, oh man, the last month has been absolutely insane! I started the moving process at the beginning of August and after 3 weeks I was totally moved-in. I’m now officially living in my new little beach house with the worlds best boyfriend! (I might be slightly biased! 😉 )

Of course, two days later was the boyfriends birthday, so that entire weekend was spent at Dave Matthews Band Concerts, steak dinners, country bars and beach picnics!

Two days after that, I was cooking and Snapchatting live from the Cox Smart Home event. It was a super cool event showing how to use their Gigablast High Speed Internet throughout your home using smart appliances.

I was, of course, using their internet to post live from the event. I was also feeding the attendees delicious Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Fig & Brie Puff Pastry Bites and Antipasto Skewers.

Once I wrapped that event up, two days later I was hanging out on San Diego 6 News sharing my favorite recipes for game day!

Then it was Labor Day weekend and college football of course!

So now, finally this week, I’m back in the kitchen cooking up new recipes in my new kitchen! This new kitchen also happens to be the worlds smallest kitchen!  (Y’all pray for me for the next 6 months while I cook in this teeny tiny kitchen while we look for a house to buy!)

With a new smaller kitchen, I’m trying to keep the dishes to a minimum. This means more One Pot Dishes than ever coming your way, starting with this scrumptious One Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice!

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and sour pork tenderloin is slow cooked with fresh peppers & pineapple for a deliciously easy, gluten free dinner recipe!

Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Last week I was in Oklahoma visiting my family and decided to make my Slow Cooked Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin Tacos.

I knew this was an easy recipe that I could put in the crock pot in the morning and the family could eat for dinner that evening.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

PF Chang’s Sweet and Sour Chicken dish is recreated without frying and placed in lettuce wraps for a gluten free, delicious Chinese dinner recipe!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Little Leopard Book}

Sticking with the theme on the blog of giving fun twists to traditional favorites, I took my two favorite dishes from PF Chang’s and combined them!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This sweet and sour chicken tastes almost identical to the PF Chang’s version yet is lighter and healthier because it is not deep-fried!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

While the ingredient list for the recipe is rather lengthy, most of the items are kitchen staples!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (not pictured)

Start by chopping the chicken into large chunks. Prepare a shallow dish with the whisked egg and another with the corn starch and brown sugar.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Next, place the chicken into the egg then lightly coat in the corn starch mixture. Add the breaded chicken to a large skillet with the olive oil heated over medium-high heat.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Begin browning then add the bell peppers and onions.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Next, make the sauce. Combine all of the remaining ingredients (except the pineapple chunks and lettuce) in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Now, pour the sauce over the chicken.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Toss to cover the chicken and vegetables in sauce.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cook for 10 minutes then add the pineapple chunks.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes then get ready to wrap!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Place the lettuce leaf on a plate then add the chicken on top.

PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yummy!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I love the fun, light lettuce wraps but if you really feel the need for a more traditional sweet and sour dish, you can serve it with white rice.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This dish is perfect for a weeknight and can easily be cut in half for one or doubled for a large family!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken dish is recreated without frying and placed in lettuce wraps for a gluten free delicious Chinese dinner recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 438 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper large dice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper large dice
  • 1 small onion large dice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. Chop the chicken into large cubes.
  2. Prepare a shallow dish with the whisked egg and another with the corn starch and brown sugar.
  3. Place the chicken into the egg then lightly coat in the corn starch mixture.
  4. Add the breaded chicken to a large skillet with the olive oil heated over medium-high heat.
  5. Begin browning then add the bell peppers and onions.
  6. Prepare the sauce by combining all of the remaining ingredients (except the pineapple chunks and lettuce) in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  8. Toss to cover the chicken and vegetables in sauce.
  9. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  10. Cook for 10 minutes then add the pineapple chunks.
  11. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes then place the sweet and sour chicken in lettuce leaves.