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This sweet and sour chicken is full of flavor and makes a filling meal. And the best part – it only has to cook for 20 minutes in your Instant Pot! This recipe is low fat, sugar free, and a Trim Healthy Mama E Fuel.
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I have recently learned that my body responds much better when I eat more E meals. I often get stuck in an S rut, and I know for many of my fellow Trim Healthy Mama’s the struggle is real. Sometimes I could (in the past) go for days without any E meals at all. Now, I try to have at least one (or more) every day.
Disclaimer: You must decide what is best for your body. There is no “magic formula” of “eat S this many times, then E this many times”. It is different for everyone. The point is, don’t forget those healthy carbs! They are important to your body in so many ways!
For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, Trim Healthy Mama is a style of eating that separates fats and carbs, eliminates sugar, and focuses on a low glycemic lifestyle.
I would encourage you to find their books and read them! (The photos below are linked to Amazon.) It is safe to say that Trim Healthy Mama has changed my life!
But back to healthy “E” meals. “E” meals are meals that have a good source of protein, and have a healthy carb source. In this recipe, the unsweetened pineapple and brown rice are the healthy carb sources.
I received an Instant Pot last year for Christmas. I will admit, it sat in my cabinet for quite a while before I mustered up the courage to use it. Now, I tell my husband multiple times a week how much I love my Instant Pot! I use it four or five times a week.
Here are some ways I use it:
- Steam eggs (boiled eggs)
- Cook brown rice
- Cook beans and rice
- Cook frozen chicken breasts
- Cook whole spaghetti squash
- Cook chicken wings
- Make homemade yogurt
And there are so many more ways to use it – you can use it to cook oatmeal, and even to bake cheesecakes! There is a very helpful Facebook Group that has helped me so much. It is totally dedicated to Trim Healthy Mamas and their Instant Pots! Check out THM Instant Pot Mamas (Unofficial).
This Sweet and Sour Chicken is so easy to make. Throw all your ingredients in the Instant Pot liner, push a few buttons, and you’re done! I love it!
So what do you need for this Sweet and Sour Chicken?
1.5 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1 20 Ounce Can Pineapple Chunks (in 100% juice), Drained
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
2 Tablespoons Gentle Sweet (or 1 Tablespoon Pyure)
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Braggs Liquid Aminos
1/3 Cup Water
1/4 Teaspoon Ginger Powder
1 Green Bell Pepper, Sliced
1/2 Sweet Red Pepper, Sliced
1/2 Medium Onion, Sliced
1 Teaspoon Glucomannan
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Sweet and Sour Chicken (THM-E)
- 1.5 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 20 Ounce Can Pineapple Chunks in 100% juice, Drained
- 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 2 Tablespoon Gentle Sweet or 1 Tablespoon Pyure
- 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon Braggs Liquid Aminos
- 1/3 Cup Water
- 1/4 Teaspoon GInger Powder
- 1 Green Bell Pepper Sliced
- 1/2 Sweet Red Pepper Sliced
- 1/2 Medium Onion Sliced
- 1 Teaspoon Glucomannan
- In a medium size bowl, mix drained pineapple, tomato paste, gentle sweet (or Pyure), apple cider vinegar, Braggs liquid aminos, water and ginger powder.
- Place bite size chicken pieces into the Instant Pot liner.
- Add green and red peppers and onions to the Instant Pot liner.
- Pour pineapple mixture over all.
- Place lid on Instant Pot, lock lid, and set valve to seal.
- Set for 20 minutes manual pressure.
- When finished, quick release the pressure.
- Remove lid and sprinkle in the glucommanan. Stir well. (Sauce will continue to thicken as it stands.)
- Serve over brown rice.
|Amount Per Serving|
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C undefined%