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Fast Weeknight Sweet & Sour Chicken With Success Rice

With the new school year upon us, it was time for me to get back to my weekly meal planning. I really slacked off during the summer, which resulted in a lot of pasta salad and sub sandwiches, not to mention an overabundance of fast food. But now the kids are back in school and they need a well-balanced dinner every night. In our house, making a well-balanced dinner on a school night is a challenge. We have dance, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, and so much stuff during the week. It’s hard not to just pop into a fast food restaurant to grab dinner. I need fast, easy, and delicious dinner options that make everyone in the house happy.

I recently tried out a new Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe that was a huge hit in our house. We are a family that loves rice dishes, especially Brown Rice. With a husband who is Filipino and kids who are half-Filipino, rice is a staple in this house. For this recipe I used Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice because it gives us the same great taste and nutritional benefits of long cooking brown rice, but it cooks in a quarter of the time. It’s convenient and can be made on the stovetop or in the microwave without sacrificing its great taste or quality, making it the perfect choice for our weeknight dinners. Success Rice is the original no mess, no measure, boil-in-bag rice that cooks perfectly every time and is ready in 10 minutes. Plus, the Success White Rice and Success Brown Rice can sit for up to 30 minutes in hot water, without the heat from the stove before being served, making it foolproof and perfect for the nights when dad doesn’t get home exactly on time for dinner. If you love Success Rice or if you’d like to give it a try, you can grab a printable coupon for 50 cents off a box!



2 cups cooked chopped chicken

1 jar apricot preserves

3/4 bottle Catalina dressing

1 cup orange juice

1 can pineapple chunks

1 sliced sweet pepper

Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice  



Mix the first 6 ingredients in a baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Serve over Success Brown Rice.  





Doesn’t that look delicious? I must say, it was the absolute best Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe we have tried. The kids licked their plates clean! And by doing all the prep work ahead of time- chopping the chicken and slicing the sweet pepper- I can have this dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Easy, fast, & delicious- all the required elements for a successful weeknight dinner in this house!  With 4 varieties available including: Success Whole Grain Brown Rice and Success White Rice, and globally-inspired aromatic varieties of Success Rice, including fragrant Thai Jasmine or Basmati Rice, there’s a variety everyone in your family will love. Try your own twist on one of your favorite recipes by swapping an aromatic variety into some of your go-to rice dishes. To accommodate various households, Success Whole Grain Brown Rice and Success White Rice comes in two different sizes – 14 oz. or 32 oz. – perfect for our large household.

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  • erica best

    bean and rice i love to make on weekend

  • Tolemee

    We love rice and our favorite dish is chicken fried rice !
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    something my husband calls his concoction

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