Herbed Sweet 'n' Sour Chicken


An interesting variation of the normal sweet and sour chicken.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • cup uncooked long-grain white rice

  • 1 ⅓ cups water

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 6 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Mix rice and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, until rice is tender.

  3. In a medium bowl, blend the olive oil, soy sauce, honey, and vinegar. Mix in the thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, allspice, and black pepper.

  4. Place chicken breasts in a medium baking dish, and coat with the olive oil mixture.

  5. Place chicken in the preheated oven, and, basting occasionally with the olive oil mixture, cook 30 minutes, or until no longer pink and juices run clear. Serve over the rice with remaining olive oil mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
22g Fat
54g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1434mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 443mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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