Sweet and Sour Chicken and Kraft Recipe Makers

08.15.2013

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Have you tried any of the nine different varieties of the new Kraft Recipe Makers yet? I’m actually quite excited to share with you that I have, and I honestly loved it! My whole family loved it. I’m often skeptical about things that come in a package. I love to make things from scratch. When I make them at home I get to prepare and season it exactly as I like to. With these Kraft Recipe Makers you still can prepare things as you’d like but get to skip so many steps. Each package lists 3 recipes on the box, but why stick to those when you can come up with your own? You can add different proteins, toss in plenty of fresh veggies or add in fresh herbs. Or of course, when you are short on time, you could go with the recipe listed on the box and still have a wonderful meal you’ll be excited to serve your family.

With every package you will get two deliciously flavored sauces that are layered with exciting flavors. If you were to prepare something similar from scratch it would likely take an hour or two simmering to get such a depth of flavor, not to mention all that extra mess (I’m all about fewer dishes).

I’m going to recommend to you that the one you try first is this Sweet and Sour Chicken, because it is unbelievably good – especially over fried chicken. It tasted just as good as the one that I make from scratch (hard for me to admit, but true). I could taste all the key elements in the sauce that I love in a good sweet and sour sauce. I also loved KRAFT’s addition of sesame oil in this sauce. I hadn’t put it in mine before and I loved it in theirs. This sweet and sour chicken is (I’ve got to say, surprisingly) restaurant quality. A high quality dish in 30 minutes or fewer, yes please! As I was tossing all the ingredients together to finish the dish, my kids kept coming over asking to sample more because they loved it so much. It’s hard to find something that starts from a box that can please the whole family, but this definitely does. Enjoy!


Sweet and Sour Chicken with Kraft Recipe Makers

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (14.8 oz) KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for frying + 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Prepared long-grain white rice or brown rice, for serving

Directions

  • Pour vegetable oil into a large enameled cast iron pot, filling pot about 1 1/2 inches deep, and heat oil to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a shallow dish until well blended. Pour cornstarch into a separate shallow dish. Dip chicken pieces into egg followed by cornstarch and toss pieces to evenly coat in cornstarch, then carefully place 1/3 of the chicken pieces into preheated oil and cook for 5 - 7 minutes until golden, turning once during frying. Using a skimmer, remove fried chicken from oil and transfer to a paper towel-lined cookie sheet to drain excess oil. Repeat process with remaining chicken working in two more batches.
  • In a large deep skillet, heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add green pepper, red pepper and onion and sauté until slightly tender, about 3 - 4 minutes. Reduce heat slightly then pour in both KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Sweet and Sour Chicken sauces and allow to cook until heated through, then add in fried chicken pieces and pineapple and toss mixture to evenly coat. Serve warm over white rice, sprinkled lightly with red pepper flakes if desired.
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This post is sponsored by KRAFT but all opinions are my own.

9 comments

  • Julie @ Table for Two: Who wouldn’t love something so easy! Looks fantastic!! August 15, 2013 at 4:15pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: I love this quick and easy homemade version! It’s one of my favorite Chinese take-out dishes! August 15, 2013 at 6:13pm Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: Love how easy this version of sweet and sour chicken is! August 16, 2013 at 10:36am Reply

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook: My kids love sweet and sour dishes! It’s great to know how easily we can prepare this at home! August 16, 2013 at 4:36pm Reply

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme: I am so excited about Kraft Recipe Makers too. They are really, really good! I haven’t tried the Sweet and Sour Chicken yet, but I think that will now be next on my list to try! August 17, 2013 at 5:16am Reply

  • Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper: I haven’t had sweet and sour chicken in foreverrrr. Sounds great! August 21, 2013 at 8:07am Reply

  • Kristen Fitzgerald: Question ? Stores around me do not carry , kraft recipe makers sweet and sour it has been discontinued ? What can I substitute ? Regular sweet and sour sauce ? March 25, 2014 at 10:14am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’ve seen it at my grocery stores lately but maybe they are starting to discontinue it I’m not sure? You could sub a regular sweet and sour sauce though if you can’t find it. April 10, 2014 at 8:51pm Reply

  • valerie dygert: can’t find sweet and sour chicken anywhere please tell me where I can find it June 10, 2014 at 1:52pm Reply

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