Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

5 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 40 minutes

This recipe was created through trial and error. This seems to be the best version for us.


1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts; cut into bite size pieces.
1 bell pepper; cut into 1 - 2" pieces
1 can pineapple chunks; (drained)
1 1/2 cups corn starch; + 3 TBLS (divided)
3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 egg; (slightly beaten)
1 tbls Vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chicken broth; (divided)
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup Sugar
3 tbls Soy sauce
2 cups rice; cooked

Original recipe makes 4



Put pepper pieces in medium saucepan and cover with cool water. Bring to boil and simmer for 4 minutes. Drain. Add pineapple to peppers and 1/4 cup of chicken broth. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.

While pepper/pineapples are simmering , Heat deep fryer to 370 degrees with about 6 cups oil. Combine 1 1/2 cups cornstarch and flour in large bowl. Set aside. Combine egg, 1 TBLS oil and milk in small bowl. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture. then coat in cornstarch and flour mixture. Cook battered chicken in hot oil in small batches until barely beginning to brown. Drain on paper towels.Continue until all chicken is lightly browned. Raise heat on deep fryer to 380 degrees. When oil has reached new temperature re-fry chicken pieces until golden brown. Drain chicken completely on paper towels. For sauce: Combine 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1/2 cup sugar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and 3 TBLS cornstarch in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring contantly. Sauce will thicken quickly. Cook until thick and bubbly. Sauce will turn darker when it thickens.

Drain pepper/pineapple mixture. Put rice on service platter. Combine pepper/pineapple with sauce. Pour over rice. Put chicken on top of rice mixture or serve in separate bowl.

Serves 2 - 4

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very very good, CCheryl

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The sauce is excellent :-)
Milba 2y ago

easy and quite authentic
popsjoe 2y ago

Loved it! I tried making it with rice but it was best with chicken. I had to substitute apple vinegar for regular so I added huney . And chicken broth for beef broth and it was still delicious! The chicken alone ,fried, is wonderful! And the same recipe would be great with pork too! Thank you! I love trying new recipes.
pbrack 2y ago

Used a wok- worked well and less grease. Good recipe though I did add a bit of the pineapple juice to the sausage at the end to bring it to the taste I remember. Sauce is best used as a dipping sauce, but yummy!
Kellviolin 3y ago

Be careful not to overcook chicken as it will become dry and chewy. [I posted this recipe.]
DeniseKievit 8y ago

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