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Kevin Curry

Protein Sweet & Sour Chicken

Do you like sweet and sour sauce with chicken too? Then, you’re at the right place!

One of the hardest foods for me to avoid when I was really wanting to lose weight was Chinese food. It didn’t help that there was a Chinese buffet near my house and depending on my mood and hunger level, all of my goals went out the window at the smell of the restaurant when driving by!

Here is a sweet and sour chicken recipe transformed into a muscle-building classic with Labrada Lean Body for Her Peanut Protein. Yes, ladies and gents – there’s peanut protein and you CAN cook with it to enhance your meals.

For this recipe, you will need to get chicken breast, or eggplant chunks or tempeh if you’re making a vegetarian version of this meal. Also, you’ll need to get Lean Body for Her Peanut Protein, eggs, arrowroot starch, coconut oil, and all of the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce.

You’ll want to start by chopping the chicken into bite sizes. Mix 2 scoops of protein peanut butter with arrowroot starch and egg whites in separate bowls. Coat chicken with egg whites and then dip in the second bowl with peanut butter.

Place covered chicken pieces in a nonstick skillet and stir until they get brown. When it’s almost cooked, take out the chicken and place the skillet back to the heat. Toss in all ingredients for the sauce and stir continuously. Put the chicken back in the pan and continue to cook for less than 10 minutes.

If it suits your taste, you can also add pineapple chunks to this recipe.

Garnish with some fresh onions and sesame seeds in a large bowl or deep plate. Enjoy the juicy and unusual taste of this Chinese dish.

Surprise your friends with your new recipe, everyone will like it, I guarantee it!

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1.25lb chicken breast (cut into small pieces)
    • Vegetarian substitute: eggplant chunks, tempeh
  • 2 scoops Lean Body for Her Peanut Protein
    • There is no equal substitute for this. You can use powdered peanut butter but the macronutrients will change and you will likely have to add a sweetener such as coconut sugar or honey. The peanut protein is already sweet.
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch (or tapioca starch)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Sauce:
    • 2/3 cup tomato sauce (or low sodium, natural ketchup)
    • 2 heaping tablespoons red chili garlic pepper sauce
    • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
    • 1 tablespoon ginger paste (or freshly grated)**
    • 1/2 tablespoon garlic paste (or minced)
  • Garnish:
    • Fresh green onions
    • Sesame seeds

** – denotes an optional ingredient

Steps

Step 1

Chop chicken breasts into small bite size pieces.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix 2 scoops Labrada Lean Body for Her Peanut Protein with arrowroot starch.

Step 3

In a separate bowl beat some egg whites.

Step 4

Dip the chicken pieces in the egg white and then place them in the peanut protein batter. Make sure all the pieces are adequately coated.

Step 5

Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and add coconut oil. You do not want the skillet too hot before adding the chicken because it will stick to the pan.

Step 6

Toss in the chicken and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula. Make sure all the sides are adequately brown and cooked but the chicken does not have to be completely cooked.

Step 7

Empty the chicken onto a plate and set the skillet back on the heat. Add the contents for the sauce to the pan and after the sauce begins to simmer, reduce the heat and stir continuously.

Step 8

Toss in the browned chicken pieces and coat the pieces in the sauce. Cook for about another 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 9

Garnish and devour!

HAPPY PINNING

Approximate Macros for 1 of 4 servings (UPDATED 05/09/2015)

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Nutrition per serving

Calories328cal
Protein43g
Fats8g
Carbs23g
Fiber3.25g
Sugar2.25g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!