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Sweet and Sour Chicken
with Red Bell Pepper Garnish
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Flexitarian — 2½ Carb Choices

This may surprise you, but a chicken thigh has fewer grams of saturated fat than a chicken drumstick. Prepare this special quick and easy meal and stand back. The whole family will want more. Serving size based on heart disease patients and others with restricted diets.

Special Treat: Hot Chicken Wings. Just add your favorite hot spices to this recipe and enjoy hot chicken wings (bone-in or boneless).

Serves 4
Nutritional Information

Sodium Per Recipe:
257.68 mg
Sodium per serving:
64.42 mg

Per serving:

Calories: 222
Sodium: 64.42 mg
Protein: 14 g
Carbohydrate: 35.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 124 g
Total Sugars: 27.3 g
Cholesterol: 57.27 mg
Calcium: 110.7 mg
Potassium: 369.4 mg
Total Fat: 2.8 g
Saturated fat: 0.7 g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7 g
Vitamin K: 0 mcg
  • 4 large skinless chicken thighs (237.4 mg)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (.15 mg)
  • 1 cup orange juice with calcium (2.488 mg)
  • 1/2 cup natural maple syrup (14.2 mg)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (3.51 mg)

Clean chicken, trim all fat off. Place chicken in nonstick fry pan and pour in the orange juice and maple syrup and vinegar. Place chicken over medium heat. Bring to slow boil, reduce heat to just above simmer.

Turn chicken over. Cook for another ten minutes, then if you need more sauce, add in another 1/2 cup orange juice (1.244 mg), and about a 1/4 cup maple syrup (7.l mg).

Sprinkle the brown sugar over the chicken now. Turn chicken one more time, cook for about 5 more minutes or until browned.

Serve over bed of hot steamed rice. Ladle some sauce over rice before setting chicken on rice. Garnish with sliced red peppers and fresh strawberries. [Back to Top]