kathie lee gifford's mom's sweet and sour chicken

my mom got this recipe while watching an episode of regis & kathie lee years and years ago. it was kathie lee's mom's, and it's good. and crazy easy. so let's get started. you'll need a package of chicken strips, a can of pineapple chunks (or i bet fresh would be good too, i'm just too lazy), one green pepper, a packet of lipton onion soup mix, 8 oz. of russian dressing, and 8 oz. of apricot jam.start by cutting up your green pepper into cubes.

pour your dressing into a mixing bowl,
and your jam,
and your soup mix,
and 1/4 cup of water.
mix it all together.
now drain your pineapple,

and lay your chicken strips in the bottom of a foil-lined pan.
use a 9x13 or a square pan. i usually use a square pan, but today my square pan was otherwise occupied.
layer the chicken with green pepper and pineapple,
then pour your sweet and sour mixture on top of it all.

like this. yum
now cover with foil, and put in a 350* oven for an hour.
remove the foil lid after 30 minutes, and keep cooking.
serve over rice. steamed would probably be good, but i don't have a rice cooker so i just use minute rice. fast and easy.
kathie lee gifford's mom's sweet and sour chicken

1 package of chicken strips
1 green pepper
1 can of pineapple chunks
8 oz. russian dressing
8 oz. apricot jam
1 packet lipton onion soup mix
1/4 cup water

line a 9x13 pan with foil. lay the chicken strips on the bottom, then layer cut up green pepper and pineapple chunks on top. mix together the dressing, jam, soup mix, and water and pour on top of the chicken. cover with foil and cook for 30 minutes at 350*. remove the foil lid and continue cooking for 30 more minutes. serve over rice.


lynette said...

file another recipe under "things to make when we go back to the u.s.a" (this looks SUPER yummy). no onion soup mix or russian dressing here--dang it!

ellen said...

who knew this was from kathie lee, weird. I don't like cooked green pepper so I leave those out and put onion chunks instead, yum.

J Fo said...

This looks yummy. I think I'll have to give it a go. I have an apricot chicken recipe that's similar.

Thanks for all your help with my meal planning. Seriously. I did those pork chops the other day and they were delish. Then I realized that it was the first time that I had cooked pork. Not that I don't like it. The chicken, fish and beef stuff is all that I really ever think about when I'm planning. So thanks for broadening my horizons!

whitney said...

Thanks for the Post! Iv been looking for an eazy sweet and sour chicken recipe this looks great! something that i could even handle!

The Lloyds said...

Just as a side note, Russians don't eat green salads and nothing resembling "Russian Dressing" exists in Russia.

Rachel P said...

MMMM, another tried and loved recipe! Delicious! Thanks again!

emily said...

Hilarious Tyler.

I'm glad you guys like it! It's so easy and really good.

Jack Attack said...

this sounds so good. I think I'll have to run to the store so I can make it for dinner tonight.