Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce


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About this recipe: A simple, yet delicious sweet and sour dish. Chicken is stir-fried with onions and garlic, before being simmered in a delectable sweet and sour sauce. Serve with freshly cooked rice.

tonytsang Quebec, Canada

Makes: 4 - 6 servings

  • Marinade
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce or 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons cornflour, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 450g chicken, cut into chunks
  • Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 dessertspoon soy sauce
  • 1 dessertspoon HP original sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 dessertspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Make the marinade by mixing together the sugar, salt, soy sauce and cornflour slurry. Mix in the chicken, let marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, sugar, water, soy sauce and HP sauce to make the sauce. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Fry the chicken until evenly browned and 80% cooked, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside
  4. In the same frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Add the onion with salt and cook until soft, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the chicken and sauce, allow to heat through, 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.

Cook's note

If you like your sauce a little thicker, add a little bit of cornflour and water to the sauce at the end.

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Reviews (5)


Very good added some mushys,pineapple and peppers, yum yum!! - 08 Feb 2014


I added a few additional ingredients - a small piece of fresh ginger grated, 50g, some beanshoots, a red chilli and some chopped green pepper. It was really tasty and I loved the sauce - 28 Dec 2013


Tony, thank you for sharing this delicious and simple recipe. I made it for Dinner tonight, it was well received and requested to make again please. - 17 Jan 2013

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