Spicy, Sweet & Sour Grilled Chicken

Steph Wagner

July 17, 2014

Spicy, Sweet & Sour Grilled Chicken



I found this original recipe on Pinterest and modified it only slightly to become bariatric friendly. One of my favorite foodie websites is Epicurious which is where this recipe first originated.

This recipe will take more time than most of the recipes I share. In fact, I made the sauce the day before so I could have it ready to go for dinner the next night. The bulk of the time is making the sauce and letting it simmer. Once I had it created and in the fridge, all I had to do the for the dinner that night was grill the chicken and baste it with the sauce!

While you can make this all in one night, I recommend going the prep beforehand :) For the sweetener, I used Swerve.

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Spicy, Sweet & Sour Grilled Chicken

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 cup water
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup natural no calorie sweetener ex: Truvia or Swerve
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast


  • Sauce- Stir together water and tomato paste in a sauce pan on medium heat. Then stir in remaining ingredients (soy sauce, vinegar, sweetener, onion, jalapeño, garlic).
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring, then reduce heat and briskly simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced. Plan for 60 minutes. (Place in a sealed container for the fridge if making chicken the next day.)
  • Chicken - Heat an outdoor grill. Brush both sides of chicken with sauce and place on grill. Grill chicken four minutes per side, basting with sauce each time you turn. Continue until chicken is cooked through and temp reads 165F (estimated 20 minutes)."


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 3714mg | Potassium: 1048mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 721IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Spicy, Sweet & Sour Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 3714mg161%
Potassium 1048mg30%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 721IU14%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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