Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe


Just about anyone who loves chinese food loves sweet and sour chicken. Now you can make it at home where you can keep an eye on exactly what goes into it. This is a very easy chicken recipe that will have your family thinking you picked up takeout.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

serves 4

What you need:

1 lb boneless chicken breast
3/4 C fat-free chicken broth
1 (15 1/4 oz) can pineapple chunks in juice
1 green pepper, cut in thin strips
1 red pepper, cut in thin strips
1 carrot, sliced diagonally
1/4 C vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp soy sauce
3 C hot cooked rice

What you do:

Add your chicken broth to a large skillet and heat to boiling. While it’s heating up cut your chicken into cubes.  Once the broth is boiling, add your chicken. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes.

Add undrained pineapple chunks, green and red peppers, carrot, vinegar and sugar. Bring it all to a boil.

In a separate bowl, stir your cornstarch into the soy suace. Mix well until smooth. Stir into the mixture in the skillet. Bring it all back to a boil stirring constantly.

Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10 more minutes.

Serve over hot cooked rice.

Make it a meal:

The only thing you need to add to this recipe is a fortune cookie. You have everything you need to make a healthy and well balanced meal in this dish.

What did we think?

I have always wanted to make good chinese food at home. I have been an absolute failure until I tried this recipe. This was easy and turned out great. Sweet and sour chicken is one of the things hubby gets when we go out for chinese and he thought it was great.  The little monkey picked out all her pineapple first, but then finished off the rest. All in all this is definitely a “keeper” sweet and sour chicken recipe.

Image by roboppy via Flickr

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One Response to “Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe”

  1. Brenda says:

    I love this recipe, though I may have to leave the carrots out to get my husband to eat it!

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