Sugar free sweet and sour chicken? Can it be true? Oh you betcha, but first it’s story time.
Recently Cameron and I went on a hot date – which usually means we’re seeing a movie.
Afterwards, we drove around town for at least 20 minutes trying to figure out where to eat. We needed to get back, so we excluded all sit down restaurants.
After cruising through 3 small cities, getting angry with Siri, and driving past roughly 11,000 restaurants, we stopped at Carl’s Jr. Don’t judge, I wanted a burger and we were out in the boonies. 🙂
Of course, as happens to us nowadays, we felt pretty disgusting afterwards. It tasted delicious in the moment, but that moment quickly turned into stomachaches and sluggishness.
Plus, we realized that we like our homemade burgers and fries better – and not just because we feel better after.
You know another place that’s like that for us? Panda Express.
It’s deliciousness knows no bounds, yet it checks off all 3 points on the Heinously-Bad-For-You Checklist.
Deep-fried in cruddy vegetable oil? Check.
Breaded with white stuff? Check.
Sugary sauce loaded with dyes and fake flavors? Check.
On the rare occasion we get our Panda Express Stomachache Disaster, we split the two-entrée meal, instead of each scarfing our own entire meal in minutes. Oh how times change.
Anyway, this is all a roundabout way of saying that we know how to make healthy, sugar free sweet and sour chicken!
It’s one of the quicker meals we make, yet also one where we cook like we’re having 16 people over.
Then… leftover city!
Serve this over some Super Premium Nozomi Rice (best rice evah!), and that’s a meal to die for.
This recipe is part of our free eBook 5 Guilty Pleasure Recipes. If you like this recipe, then go ahead and get yourself a copy here. Our other recipes include brownies, cinnamon rolls, pizza, and chocolate cake!