What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Turkey Kielbasa

23 Jan
We've been on quite the kielbasa kick lately!

We’ve been on quite the kielbasa kick lately!

Our family has always loved kielbasa. I can remember being in high school and buying “hot lunch” on the days that kielbasa was on the lunch menu.

Lately we’ve been buying it to use every once in a while for our meals, just to break things up, as long as it’s a lowfat turkey kielbasa, not the regular kind. All of our kids like it and it’s affordable. We find ours at Aldi’s.

Recently Don found a recipe for a lowfat sweet and sour sauce for chicken, on food.com, and he used it to make the kielbasa. It was delicious. We served it with a lowfat couscous and a side of broccoli. Everyone loved it, we’d make it again, and I’d make it for chicken too!

Today I share that recipe with you for my What’s for Dinner Wednesday post. It might make a healthier option for a Superbowl Sunday game dish in a couple of weeks, if you’d like to give it a try.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup chicken stock
2 stalks celery, diagonally sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 small red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 small green bell pepper, cut in strips
1/3 cup pineapple juice or 1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar (can use more)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce (or to taste)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup mangoes or 1 cup pineapple chunk
1 pinch salt and pepper

I love how pretty this dish looks. Don threw in the cherries as a treat for the kids, but I loved what it did for the colors in the dish too!

I love how pretty this dish looks. Don threw in the cherries as a treat for the kids, but I loved what it did for the colors in the dish too!

DIRECTIONS:
1
In a large skillet, bring chicken and stock to a simmer over med-high heat.
2
Add celery, onion and sweet peppers; cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink inside, and veggies are almost tender-crisp.
3
Mix together the juice, brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce until blended.
4
Stir into skillet; bring to a boil.
5
Cook, stirring for about 2 minutes, or until glossy and thickened.
6
Mix the cornstarch with a small amount of cold water and add to the simmering sauce to thicken.
7
Add mango or pineapple chunks (if using), salt and pepper; simmer for 2 minutes, or until heated through.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/extreme-low-fat-sweet-and-sour-skillet-chicken-78288?oc=linkback

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4 Responses to “What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Turkey Kielbasa”

  1. Melissa Richard January 23, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    Yum! This looks great.. Will be definitely be trying this… Thanks for sharing!

  2. now at home mom January 28, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    It’s 2am and after reading this post, I am so hungry, this looks delicious; I used to work downtown and I had to limit myself of how much I would eat this, it was too good and accessible every day (it was not healthy like yours) now I miss it but thanks for sharing this recipe!

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