Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken (Freezer Meal)

This is a meal that you can put together in a freezer bag and eat later. Just prep everything and put them all into small individual bags and then into one big freezer bag for a meal later. Such a great idea when you are away and want your family to eat well.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

1 package frozen chicken nuggets

1 green or red pepper

2-3 stalks celery

1 large onion

2 Tbsp. Vegetable oil

1/3 c. cornstarch

1/4 c. vinegar

1/4 c. brown sugar

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

8 oz. sliced mushrooms

1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks w/ juice

Thaw chicken nuggets just enough for each nugget to be cut into halves or thirds. Slice pepper, celery, and onion into bite-size chunks. Saute them over high heat in oil, until tender crsip, about 3 minutes. Empty vegetables from pot and set aside. In a 1 quart measuring cup, mix cornstarch vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger, pineapple juice, and waer to fill to quart line. Pour mixture into pot and add mushrooms, bringing to a boil stirring frequently. when thickened, add pineapple chunks and chicken nuggets. Continue stirring until boiling. Add vegetables and serve immediately over hot rice and/or chow meain noodles.