Thursday, August 29, 2013

Island Delight Popcorn Chicken


This recipe is truly a delight to eat.  Great and fairly easy sweet and sour meal. If you want to keep it simple just use the packaged popcorn chicken and do not add the fresh boneless, skinless chicken breast.  My family wanted more fresh chicken breast taste to it and so we added this and it really makes this have a full rounded flavor.  It does take a little more effort though so you can definitely choose for yourself!  The wonderful sweet and sour flavor will have you coming back for more!  

Island Delight Popcorn Chicken

1 med. green pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 med onion thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons catsup
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 18 ounce package frozen popcorn chicken
1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast (optional)

Slice down the sides of the green pepper
and discard the center and seeds. Now you don't have to pull the seeds or center off, they are all in a compact bunch to throw away.
      Chop into 1/2 inch pieces.  slice the onion and place in a bowl.  If desired cut about 3/4 lb. of boneless chicken breast into 1/2 inch pieces.
 Add 2 Tablespoons oil to a skillet and cook the meat on med until juices run clear.  Remove meat from the pan and add the vegetables with  2 more Tablespoons of oil.  Saute them until they are crisp tender then add the chicken breast back in.  
     In a 2 cup measuring cup add the juice from the canned pineapple.  Add enough water to this to make the total amount 1 1/3 cups.  Add the vinegar, soy sauce and catsup and wisk until this is well blended.  Combine the cornstarch and brown sugar and add them to the juice mixture.  Pour this juice mixture into the skillet and heat to boiling.  
     Boil until it is thickened and then add the pineapple tidbits and heat again until hot and bubbly.

     Cook the popcorn chicken as the package directions direct.  Usually this only take 1 to 2 minutes.  Add these small pieces together with the sweet and sour mixture in a bowl.  Serve immediately over rice.

This recipe was adapted from Simple and Delicious Sweet and Sour Popcorn Chicken.

This recipe has been shared on these wonderful sites!
Anyonita's Nibbles
The Country Cook
 My Personal Accent

11 comments:

  1. This is something that I would love to make! I'm a big fan of new chicken recipes. This looks easy, has all my fav ingredients and is served over rice. Yay!

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  2. How simple and it looks yummy! I'm a sucker for anything island. Thank you for sharing this at our blog party!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  3. Oh wow! This recipe sounds delicious and looks extra simple to make! Thanks for sharing your post!

    Natasha at Epic Mommy Adventures
    http://www.epicmommyadventures.com

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  4. Terrific recipe! I love the combination of pineapple and green pepper. Yum!

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    1. Glad you like it! Please let me know when you try it and how it turns out!

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  5. Umm, my mouth is watering. Thanks for linking up at My Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend Party!

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

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  6. Looks good Sandra, found your link on Get Him Fed :)

    Inviting you to stop over and link at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party, we love new faces!

    Lori
    Who Needs A Cape?
    Not Your Average Super Moms...

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