Succulent Sweet and Sour Chicken

    40 min

    A classic Chinese dish made in your own kitchen. Chicken is pan-fried before being tossed with peppers, pineapple and a delicious sweet and sour sauce. Serve with rice.


    Quebec, Canada
    41 people made this

    Makes: 4 - 6 servings

    • 450g skinless, chicken breast fillets, cut into pieces
    • salt and white pepper, to taste
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • cornflour, as needed
    • 125ml oil
    • Sauce
    • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • 5 tablespoons water
    • 1/2 tablespoon dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 orange pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
    • 5 slices tinned pineapple, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:15min marinating  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper, let sit for 15 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a small bowl, mix together the tomato ketchup, water, vinegar and sugar. Set aside.
    3. Add the beaten egg to the chicken and mix well. Coat the chicken evenly with cornflour. Set aside on a clean plate.
    4. Heat a large frying pan with 125ml oil over high heat. Fry the chicken until both sides turn brown, about 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through, 2-3 minutes more. Drain and set aside.
    5. Heat a large frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Stir-fry the onion with 1 teaspoon salt until soft, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the peppers and pineapple, mix well. Stir in the sauce and heat through, 1-2 minutes. Finally, add the chicken and mix well, serve hot.

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    This was a beautiful dish and so simple to make. The coating on the chicken was fabulous and the sauce was perfect. Only I will make a little more of the sauce next time. It went down a treat in my house and I'll defiantly be making again. I served it with egg noodles which I threw into the pan for the last 5 minutes.  -  26 May 2015


    I made this for dinner last night and it was DELICIOUS!! It was as tasty as a take-away but it didn't leave the sticky mouth and thirst that a take away does. I'll definitely be making this again.  -  19 Dec 2014


    Tasted exactally like the Chinese take out I order! I couldn't believe I made it myself!  -  24 Aug 2014