Spring has sprung over here at Perfectly Imperfect Produce Headquarters and we are so excited for you to get this week's box full of colorful fruits and veggies!
If you follow our blog each week, you know we do our best to provide you with a quick, healthy, and delicious recipe featuring one or more ingredients from the box, but this week, we really think we nailed it with using both veggies and fruits to make this delicious take on a favorite take out, Sweet & Sour Chicken!
Dice up the colorful mini peppers and the pineapple, and sauté them with diced chicken. We squeezed our PIP oranges to add to an easy pantry based sweet and sour sauce! If you have any leftover broccoli or green onions from last week, go ahead and add those in too, you can never have enough veggies in one bowl! Serve over rice or cauliflower rice and you'll have a weeknight takeout hit. Let's dig in!
Sweet & Sour Chicken
1.5 lb chicken, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Perfectly Imperfect pineapple, large dice
1 bag Perfectly Imperfect mini peppers, large dice
1-2 green onions, sliced.
1 T soy sauce
2-3 T arrowroot starch or cornstarch
1 T cooking oil
2 Perfectly Imperfect oranges, juiced
2 T soy sauce
2 T rice wine vinegar
2 T tomato paste (or ketchup)
1 T grated ginger (optional)
1. In a large skillet, heat cooking oil over medium high heat. Combine diced chicken with 1 T soy sauce and the 2-3 T arrowroot starch, add to the pan. Sear chicken for 3-4 minutes each side before stirring often, as you want the edges to get crispy and crunchy, like your favorite take out chicken.
2. Once chicken has been seared several minutes on each side, add peppers & green onions, and sauté for 5 minutes, until veggies are softened and golden brown.
3. Combine sauce ingredients, and pour over chicken skillet, adding pineapple and turning the heat to low. Simmer on low for another 5 minutes, until sauce is thick and glaze like and the pineapple is warmed through. Sprinkle with additional green onions and sesame seeds if you have them on hand. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice! Enjoy!
We hope this dish makes its way into your kitchen this week! Be sure to tag us in your weekly creations on instagram, @perfectlyimperfectproduce, so we can keep up and share your ideas with our followers! Thanks for another great week!