Try It Out Thursday- Kraft Recipe Makers (Sweet & Sour Chicken)

Hi, everybody!  Well, for this week’s Try it Out Thursday, I thought I’d do more than just try some new food.  So, this post is brought to you by my other half, “The Mister”; MY mister, Aaron!

Try it Out Thursday

Try It Out Thursday is dedicated to recipes, products or ideas that I find on Pinterest or receive in my e-mail. I tend to “pin” and save a lot of recipes and craft ideas and never try them so I decided that this will help me wade through the many pins and e-mails that I have.

Hello, Kitchen world :0)

I know many of you have drooled over the pictures Leslie has posted on My Kitchen is Open, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other various drool-worthy sources.  As Leslie’s husband, I’ve had the wonderful blessing of not only drooling over her food, but EATING it as well!  I’m a lucky man.

This week Leslie decided to try out something we found at H-E-B recently; Kraft Recipe Taster – Sweet & Sour Chicken.  I’ve been craving some homemade Chinese food for a while, and we thought some Sweet & Sour Chicken would hit the spot, and it did!


The recipe was surprisingly quick and easy.  I grabbed the rice cooker off of the top shelf while Leslie got started with the chicken.  We used half a cup of white rice and half a cup of brown rice with 2 cups of water and got it started in the rice cooker.

She chopped the chicken breasts into squares, poured half the simmering sauce from the package into the pan and let it simmer for about 6 minutes, until the chicken was cooked through.




We only had frozen stir-fry veggies on hand, but they worked just as well (bell peppers, onions, water chestnuts, green beans, broccoli, etc.).  If you have some fresh veggies on hand, even better.


Leslie added the frozen veggies into the pan and let them cook through.  The last step in the cooking process was adding the “finishing” sauce into the mix.  The recipe calls for pineapple, but we didn’t have any.  So it was a good thing that the sauce came with some pineapple chunks in it already.

The rice was done at the same time as the chicken.


This meal was so fast and I was glad that I didn’t have to wait too long. It took 20 minutes from start to finish.

Leslie served it all up in a bowl – rice on the bottom, delicious Chinese food goodness on top.




It felt like no time at all before we were eating and it was delicioso!


And as it is with most of the food Leslie makes, I GOT TO EAT IT.


Thanks for reading my first ever guest post here on My Kitchen is Open!


-The Mister


One thought on “Try It Out Thursday- Kraft Recipe Makers (Sweet & Sour Chicken)

  1. I am always glad when I hear about good food and meals to try. As much as I enjoy eating, I hate to just try something that I haven’t had before. I am looking forward to trying this from H.E.B

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