I love Chinese food and when I say Chinese food, I mean Americanized Chinese food. I still remember when I was younger and my Dad was out of town, my Mom and I would always treat ourselves to Chinese and our favorite was sweet sour chicken. My Dad didn’t care much for Chinese food so it was a perfect time to indulge ourselves.
We’d always order way to much food so we’d have leftovers. The one thing we’d always love is the sweet sour chicken. Chicken, battered, deep-fried, and slathered with thick orange tangy sauce. Mmmm it was soooo goood, and soooo bad for you lol! But when I started eating healthier I needed a healthier alternative to my beloved sweet sour chicken!
Now I confess this recipe uses Guy Fieri’s Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce. While most would state that this isn’t exactly clean – I scoured the grocery aisles for a BBQ sauce that wasn’t loaded with sugar and vinegar (it kills my stomach) and still tasted good. My criteria also includes that I can still pronounce all the ingredients on the back and that there is no high fructose corn syrup – so it’s a win for me.
Sweet Sour Chicken Spotlight
It’s true, honey is packed with calories and sugar but it is still a super food and studies are still showing it’s incredible health benefits – so indulge in this delicious dish, but everything in moderation!
- Honey’s antioxidants and flavonoids help to reduce risks in cancer and heart disease.
- Can help in reducing ulcers and gastrointestinal disorders as all honey is antibacterial.
- It is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time – so hit the gym!
- Helps in reducing inflammation, and is used as a cough suppressant/throat irritant.
If you love chicken make sure to check out the easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken!
Sweet Sour Chicken
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup sweet bbq sauce
- 1/8 cup honey
- 1/4 cup water
- Spray skillet with your preferred cooking spray.
- Scissor cut chicken into bite size pieces into a skillet.
- Add honey, bbq sauce, and water.
- Coat the chicken with the mixture and place skillet on medium heat.
- Continue to stir contents together until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Sauce should begin to lightly boil.
- Serve over rice or your choice of veggies. My favorite is Jasmine rice and a bell pepper mix!
How About You
- Did you and your Mom have a special food that you shared?!