Sweet and Sour "Chicken" and Veggies

After a few small bites of this dish I knew I had to share it. 

Now, I should preference something before I move on since this meal can be considered vegan and since most of the recipes on my blog have been mostly vegan based.

I am, in no way, fully vegan or vegetarian. I don't eat pork and RARELY eat red meat.
However, I do eat chicken and fish.
BUT during the week I try my best to make 3 of our 4 dinner meals meatless. 
It tends to be a bit cheeper, and of course, healthier. 
Hence why there are so many meatless meals on my blog.


Ok moving on.


I love me some sweet and sour chicken. When I could eat all that gluten filled Chinese goodness, sweet and sour chicken was my favorite. I've made a few gluten free alternatives but nothings been all that amazing.
Thank the Lord for Pinterest and "Beyond Meats" pinterest page because I think I found a recipe to beat ALL the recipes.

::Sweet and Sour:: 
"Chicken" and Veggies

Sweet and Sour Chicken. Vegan and Gluten Free


Ingredients 
Sweet & Sour sauce:
3 TBS. ketchup 
3 TBS gluten free soy sauce
3 TBS. agave
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 c. water
15oz can of pineapple (I used a can of crushed pineapple) +1/4 c. juice 
1/4 c. water
1 1/2 TBS. cornstarch

The others:
1-2 TBS. olive oil
1 medium/large onion, diced (almost minced)
4-5 medium/large carrots peeled and sliced on a diagonal slant
4 c. fresh or frozen green beans

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, add ketchup, soy sauce, agave, 1 cup water, sesame oil. Whisk, & bring to a boil. While, you're waiting for mixture to boil, whisk 1/4 c. cold water & cornstarch. Add cornstarch mixture to saucepan & whisk until it thickens. Add pineapple & juices. Stir, & bring to boil again, allowing to thicken. Remove from heat.
  • For the Beyond Chicken strips--add all strips to a medium heat skillet. Warm for a few minutes (if frozen, about 5-7 minutes), stirring with a fork till done.
  • In a wok or large pan heat oil.
  • Add onions and stir continuously for a few minutes. The add carrots & green beans. Continue to stir fry for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until carrots & green beans are cooked but still slightly crisp.
  • Cut chicken strips into bite size chunks. Add to stir fry, along with sauce. Stir and cover. Turn down heat to medium low & let simmer for a few minutes so flavors can incorporate.
  • Serve it on top of your favorite rice. 


Happy Cooking Friends!


side note: 
Beyond meat is NOT sponsoring me to write this post. 
I do it out of my own love for their products. :)


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