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Lighter Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Sweet and sour chicken has long been one of the most popular dishes at Chinese restaurants. But did you know that it often ranks at the top of the most unhealthy things you can order — by far?? Yikes, people!

Thankfully, the good news is that sweet and sour chicken is incredibly easy to make “lighter” at home. And in this food blogger’s humble opinion, I think it tastes just as good!! Granted, I’m not a huge fried food lover to begin with. But when you saute instead of deep-fry the chicken, add in tons of fresh vegetables, and then top it with the signature sweet and sour sauce, this colorful dish turns into a fabulously tasty and healthier treat that everyone will definitely satisfy your sweet and sour cravings. So good!!!

To grab the recipe and see some step-by-step photos for how to make this Ligher Sweet and Sour Chicken, pop on over to my friend Kristin’s site, Iowa Girl Eats, where I am guest posting today. Hers has long been one of my favorite food blogs — I know you will totally love it too!!

Yay for lighter ways to enjoy our favorite recipes!

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27 comments on “Lighter Sweet and Sour Chicken”

  1. I LOVE chinese food, but ordering it from take-out places always freaks me out a little. I’m totally keeping this recipe in mind for the next time a craving strikes!

  2. I need to make this! I love sweet and sour and I never order it because of all the fried. My daughter would even eat this, I bet. (A huge deal!)

  3. Very excited about this! Going to check it out now!! You photos are so pretty!

  4. I used to love it when I was a teenager. I ate it in my parent’s favorite restatrant. I forgot how much I liked it, need to refresh my memory.

  5. I’m all for a lighter version! Heading over to check out the recipe! :)

  6. Awww, so fun to see you over on Kristin’s blog, Ali! I’ve been reading her blog forever, definitely one of my faves. Your sweet and sour chicken looks unreal, I love healthier takes on take-out!

  7. This is my husbands FAV Chinese dish ever…he always wants to order it and I never let him hahah

  8. Sweet and sour and lightened up. Wow heading over to check out the recipe ; )

  9. Looks delish. Love Iowa Girl Eats too!! Off to get the recipe because nothing else will do tonight. :)

  10. I’m not a huge fried food lover either, so if we ever get sweet and sour chicken out, I don’t eat much of it. This looks right up my alley — fresh and delicious! Great recipe!

  11. Yum!! Heading over to check out the recipe right now!

  12. Ooh, this is something the whole family will love!

  13. this looks delicious! I love sweet and sour chicken. can’t wait to try this!

  14. this looks fabulous! Im always looking for lighter take out dishes..this is awesome :)

  15. Oh nooo! The unhealthiest, say it ain’t so :( Thank goodness for your lighter version though :)

  16. This is like a dream come true! So gorgeous!

  17. My husband and I love sweet and sour chicken :) I’m so glad to see a lighter alternative! Looks awesome!

  18. So scrumptious, I love it! Thanks for sharing, Ali.

  19. Love that you made a lighter version of sweet and sour chicken! Can’t wait to try this!

  20. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks delicious. I am bookmarking it so I can try this recipe. If you get a chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out some of my family favorite recipes.
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  21. Mmmmm…I’ve always been a sweet and sour chicken fan, but rarely let myself indulge. Now I can!!

  22. We are huge fans of sweet and sour chicken and anytime you can make it healthier I am all for it.

  23. I love sweet and sour chicken so I am so glad you posted this recipe!

  24. I made this last night. It was so easy and oh my so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it is a keeper for sure. My husband also LOVED it!

  25. I made this and it was fabulous! It was a dinner that we were all very excited about. I just made a few changes to the sauce so I had more of it, and cut the spice or nobody would eat it but me. I posted my version tonight. I’ll be making this again and again.

  26. I know this is an old recipe and you may not see this comment but I made this last night and loved it! I’m currently eating the leftovers for lunch! I was super lazy after work and didn’t feel like cooking but am so grateful I did. This came together super quickly!