Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

    20 minutes

    Make your own favourite Chinese takeaway and I guarantee it will taste even better and be healthier!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, diced
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 green capsicum, sliced
    • 1/2 red capsicum, sliced
    • 2 carrots, cut into long, thin slices
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 225g can pineapple pieces, juice reserved
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

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

    1. Heat oil in a large wok over medium high heat and brown chicken. Add green and red capsicum, carrot and garlic and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together the cornflour and soy sauce. Add to wok along with the pineapple and juice, vinegar, sugar and ginger. Stir together and bring to a boil. Serve over rice.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I also modified the recipe somewhat by taking out 1/2 the soy sauce, and adding some ketchup, more pineapple juice and a little more ginger. My rice isn't quite ready yet, and I'm afraid we'll have eaten all the pork (oh yeah, I also used pork instead of chicken......melt in your mouth!!) by the time it's done!!  -  08 Oct 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. This recipe deserves 5 stars and I'd give more if I could. My pickiest son even loved this. I took others suggestions and doubled the sauce and kept the soy sauce the same amt. I also added a heaping tablespoon of ketchup to give it that reddish colour you see at restaurants. This was restaurant calibre and I'm adding it to my recipe box to make again and again in the future!  -  08 Oct 2008


    excellent recipe. I also used fresh ginger and added some celery as well. highly recommend this lovely meal, I shared it with 6 friends, they all wanted the recipe. I also added a pinch of piri piri , just to give it a little kick.  -  25 Feb 2012