Sweet & Sour Pork w/ Sliced Chestnuts, Mini Carrots, and Diced PineappleFebruary 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM | Posted in carrots, pork chops, rice | 2 Comments
Tags: Canola, Chicken, Dole Diced Pineapple, Pork, Rice, Saturated fat, Sauce, Sweet and sour sauce
Woke up to a Winter Wonderland this morning! A fresh 3 ” on the ground and more to come. So what better way to warm up on the inside than a big serving of Sweet & Sour Pork w/ Sliced Chestnuts, Mini Carrots, and Diced Pineapple. With everyone healthy, hibernating, and hungry I prepared a La Choy Creations Sweet & Sour Chicken Dinner Kit, but I substituted Pork for the Chicken.
The dinner kit comes; with 1 can pineapple and red peppers in a sweet & sour sauce, and 1 packet pre-measured long grain rice. I added 1 lb. of boneless Pork Chops (trimmed of fat and cut into 1/2″ pieces), 2 tbsp Canola Oil (for cooking Pork), and 1 1/2 cups water. Boil the rice, fry the Pork in 1 tablespoon of Canola Oil, add your sauces, fix any sides you would like, and serve the Pork on top of the bed of rice. I’ve left the full instructions at the end of the post. It came out delicious! The Sweet &Sour Sauce is just flat out fantastic. It has a perfect blending of spices, pineapple, and red peppers. It makes 5-6 servings and it’s 320 calories and 45 carbs.
I used Boneless Pork Chops, purchased from Walmart, that I trimmed the fat from and then cut into 1/2″ cubes. Along with the Sweet & Sour Pork I added 1 can of Sliced Water Chestnuts with the Pork and Sauce and sides of Dole Diced Pineapple, and boiled Mini Carrots. The Pork was just as good, if not better, than the Chicken. Pork and pineapple are a great combo, but what doesn’t go good with pineapple! I’m hooked on these La Choy Creations Dinners! Excellent and filling dinner! I left the original recipe, with the Chicken, below. For dessert/snack later I made some Hidden Valley Ranch Chip Dip using 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Mix and Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. I used Ruffles Light Fat Free Chips.
La Choy Creations Sweet & Sour Chicken
1 Sweet & Sour La Choy Dinner Kit
1 Can Sliced Water Chestnuts
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons cooking oil, Canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
Any side dishes of your choice
* Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Add Rice. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes or until Rice is tender and water absorbed.
* Cut 1 lb. boneless skinless Chicken into 1/2″ pieces.
* Heat 10 inch non-stick skillet over medium high heat
* Add 2 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add Pork and cook 6 – 7 minutes or until Chicken reaches temperature of 165 * F.
* Add Sauce to Chicken, heat 1 minute or until sauce is warmed. Serve over prepared Rice.
* Serve with your favorite Asian side dish. I with Dole Diced Pineapples and a small package of Mini Carrots
Sweet & Sour Chicken Family Meal
Sweet & Sour Chicken
La Choy Creations™ Sweet & Sour Chicken brings the best of both worlds together: Savory red peppers and juicy, sweet pineapple are coated with a specially seasoned sweet and sour sauce. Simply cook the chicken in the sauce and serve it over prepared rice for an easy way to make a quick meal.
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (227g)
Servings Per Container about 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 490mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6% Iron 15%