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Sweet and Sour Chicken


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons sherry
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in heavy syrup
  • 1 tablespoon slivered fresh ginger


  1. In a large, shallow, microwave-safe dish, toss chicken with sherry, 2 teaspoons soy sauce and ground ginger. Remove and discard stem, rib and seeds from peppers; cut into strips. Cut strips in half crosswise; set aside.
  2. In a large glass bowl, combine vinegar, water, cornstarch and 2 teaspoons soy sauce; mix well. Stir in pineapple chunks and their syrup and the pepper strips. Microwave on HIGH, stirring once, 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened and clear; set aside.
  3. Cover chicken with wax paper; microwave on HIGH 6 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. With a slotted spoon, add chicken and slivered ginger to pineapple mixture. Stir; then spoon mixture onto serving platter.
  4. Serve with cooked rice. Garnish with scallion flowers, if desired.