Sweet and Sour Chicken and Water Chestnuts

    30 minutes

    This is an easy, Asian inspired one pot meal of chicken, capsicum, water chestnuts, and pineapple with a soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar sauce.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (600g) tin pineapple chunks, juice reserved
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup vinegar
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 green capsicums, diced
    • 1 cup chopped celery
    • 200g water chestnuts, drained and sliced
    • 700g cooked chicken meat, cut into strips

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, blend reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, vinegar and brown sugar. Mix in flour and stir until thickened.
    2. Stir capsicums, 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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    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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)


    This was a great for a quick put together meal. I didn't have celery or the pineapple but it worked really well substituting mandarin oranges and dried cranberries. I also added a clove of minced garlic, onion, sliced carrot and used corn starch to thicken. Tastes great using pork also.  -  27 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)