Best Sweet and Sour Chicken

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    A quick and simple recipe for sweet and sour chicken. Pre-cooked chicken, peppers, celery and water chestnuts are cooked in a sweet and sour sauce, then topped with pineapple chunks. Serve with freshly cooked rice.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (432g) tin pineapple chunks, juice reserved
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 125ml vinegar
    • 165g dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 1/2 green peppers, diced
    • 120g celery, chopped
    • 1 (225g) can water chestnuts, drained and sliced
    • 675g cooked chicken meat, cut into strips

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, blend reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, vinegar and dark brown soft sugar. Mix in flour and stir until thickened.
    2. Stir peppers, celery and water chestnuts into the saucepan. Mix in chicken. Cook and stir until heated through. Stir in the pineapple chunks before serving.

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    delicious!  -  15 Aug 2016


    This recipe is really good, here's a little hint. Instead of the flour for the thickening, add about 2 tlbs. of cornstarch to 3/4 cup of ketchep, mix it up well until there are no lumps and pour the ketchep mixture in the hot sauce, it's thickens nicely and ketchup is a must in sweet and sour sauce I think. I added lots of chopped different colour peppers and onions. Yummy over rice.  -  05 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was amazing! I used corn starch (2 TSP) in place of Flour to lower the WW pps and it is still amazing!  -  26 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)