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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).
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
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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- 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%
A new recipe! I hope I have time to try it today! I have my grandson today! Since it cooks in the instant pot I should be able to make it during his nap time! Thanks! Oh my gosh! You haven't approved my comment yet so I'm adding to it! This is so good! I threw it in my pot and was a little concerned about the small amount of water but when I opened it, there was a lot of liquid in there! It is really yummy! Thanks for sharing!
How wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it (and you are the first one to give any feedback on this recipe)!! It is one of my new favorites!
It is one of my new favorites too! Its got such a great flavor to it! I have to admit I was a little hesitant to try it because tomato paste and pineapple together? That sounded a little gross to me! But I have loved all your recipes and so I decided to try it because I had all the ingredients! It's crazy how good all those flavors go so well together! You really are an amazing cook! Hugs!
Are the carbs only for the "sauce" or does that include a serving of brown rice? I'm thinking of serving over cauliflower rice.
The nutritional information is for the chicken only. 🙂
Any chance you've tried this in the crockpot, too?? I'm thinking 4 hours on low?
I have not used my crockpot in so long! I would say 4-6 hours would be fine. Closer to 6 if your chicken was frozen.
This looks yummy! For those of us poor souls without Instapots yet, could you make this in a crockpot? How long would you suggest cooking? 6 hours on low? Thanks!
A crockpot should work great - I'm not sure on exact timing. 6 hours would probably be good. You could also make it on the stovetop.
Unfortunately I do not own an insta pot ?. Would there be a suggested way to make this without one?
You can make it in a skillet on the stove. Just cook your chicken and add the remaining ingredients and cook until done.
Would be his work with frozen pineapple chunks instead of canned?
Yes, I think that would work ok.
Very good. Made this for dinner today for a family in our church. The wife has some major food restrictions, and chicken is almost the only meat she can eat. This didn't have dairy so that made it a viable choice. Everyone loved it! She asked for the recipe so I pulled your website up and she copied it off.
Thanks so much.
Awe, thanks for sharing it! I'm glad you enjoyed it!