Asian, Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken


Sweet & Sour Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 serves


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 green capscium cut into chunks
  • 1 red capscium cut into chunks
  • 1/2 large white onion cut into chunks
  • 6 oz can pineapple chunks with juice
  • rice to serve cook using packet directions
  • 3 spring onion sliced , to serve


  • Season the chicken chunks with salt and place into a large zip lock bag. Pour in 1/3 of the cornstarch and seal. Shake well to coat the chicken. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, 1 cup water, sugar, vinegar, tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Set aside.
  • In a large pan, over medium heat, heat the oil. Using tongs, remove the chicken pieces from the zip lock bag, shake off any excess cornstarch and place into pan. Brown chicken on all sides and then remove the chicken from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the onion and pepper chunks to the pan and cook until slightly softened, about 1-2 minutes. Pour in the sauce mixture and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the canned pineapple chunks and juice. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add the chicken back to the pan and cook together for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thickened. Serve warm over rice and garnish with sliced spring onion.

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