Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Tangy, sweet, and effortlessly delicious, this could be your go-to weekday dish!

This easy chicken dish is a pleaser: this Asian-style chicken recipe combines soy sauce, vinegar, and pineapple juice for a medley of tangy and sweet flavors.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Mira Angeles
Tangy, sweet, and effortlessly delicious, this could be your go-to weekday dish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


Sweet and Sour Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup cornstarch
  • 1 kilo Chicken (use breast part), deboned
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 medium onion cut into quarters
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cut into big cubes
  • 1 Cup pineapple chunks (juice reserved)
  • 1 medium carrot sliced into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup catsup
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Make the breading: Combine the salt, pepper, all purpose flour and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture and fry until golden brown.
  • Drain excess oil and set aside.
  • In another pre-heated pan, saute the onion, red bell pepper, pineapple chunks, and carrots in oil.
  • Add the soy sauce and ketchup and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add the juice from the pineapple and let it simmer again for 5 minutes.
  • Add the sesame oil and season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the fried chicken pieces or serve separately in a dipping bowl.
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