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Sweet Hot Chicken

Sweet and Sour and Hot Chicken

Like sweet and sour chicken? Well, this is a version of it. It’s a simple recipe – just a sauce with a half dozen ingredients and seared chicken cutlets. If you make it with mild chiles, you get sweet and sour chicken (with a lumpy green sauce). I made this with Southwestern 505 chiles, which are medium hot to hot, so you don’t really notice the sour part – it’s more of a sweet-hot than sweet-sour. Just adjust the heat with your choice of chiles. You can also make this sauce, refrigerate it and serve it on other meats or fish as you wish. It will also freeze well.

I used the Costco chicken breasts that come frozen in 6 sealed pouches about 3/4 lb each. They are in smaller pieces, like cutlets, so it wasn’t really necessary to pound them. I cook with these all the time, very convenient and they come in just the right size package.

Hope you like it!

Sweet Hot Chicken
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup diced green chiles
  • 1½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • optional garnish: sour cream, diced tomatoes, olives
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients (through the chiles) in a saucepan and cook over medium heat till you get desired consistency. Set aside.
  2. In the meantime, pound the chicken breasts to ½ inch thickness and sprinkle with salt.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, pour in 1 tbsp olive oil, and sear the chicken over medium high heat until browned.
  4. Pour about half the sauce on and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Serve and top with more sauce to taste. Top with sour cream, if desired.
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Commentary:
Like sweet and sour chicken? Well, this is a version of it. It’s a simple recipe – just a sauce with a half dozen ingredients and seared chicken cutlets. If you make it with mild chiles, you get sweet and sour chicken (with a lumpy green sauce). I made this with Southwestern 505 chiles, which are medium hot to hot, so you don’t really notice the sour part – it’s more of a sweet-hot than sweet-sour. Just adjust the heat with your choice of chiles. You can also make this sauce, refrigerate it and serve it on other meats or fish as you wish. It will also freeze well.

I used the Costco chicken breasts that come frozen in 6 sealed pouches about ¾ lb each. They are in smaller pieces, like cutlets, so it wasn’t really necessary to pound them. I cook with these all the time, very convenient and they come in just the right size package.

Hope you like it!

 

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