Crispy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Posted on Nov 13 2013 - 11:45pm by Ave

All the recipes with more than 10 ingredients always seem too elaborate to make for me. But if we leave the long ingredient list aside, this Crispy Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe is quite easy to make and it is one of our family’s favorite Chinese dishes.

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For the crispy chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 100 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil

A dash of black pepper, garlic powder and salt for seasoning.

For the sweet and sour sauce:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 200 g pineapple chunks in natural juice
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 150 ml juice from the canned pineapple
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oil


For the crispy chicken, cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and remove any fat, connective tissue, etc. Mix eggs and seasoning in a bowl and beat until combined, then add chicken into the egg mixture and let it stand for half an hour.
Place all-purpose flour in a big plate and thoroughly coat the chicken pieces in flour. Heat a generous amount of vegetable oil and deep fry chicken pieces until golden brown. When done, let them drain on a paper towel covered plate.

For the sweet and sour sauce wash bell peppers and deseed them. Then cut into strips. Cut onion into wedges and set aside. Drain the pineapple and keep the juice. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water. In a bigger bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, ketchup, and pineapple juice, stir until combined.

Heat a tablespoon of oil and stir fry peppers and onions for about 3 minutes. Then add pineapple and ginger and fry for 1 minute. Add the sauce mixture to the vegetables and bring to simmer. Cook for 5 minutes until the sauce begins to reduce, then add the cornstarch mixture and let the sauce thicken. Add crispy chicken chunks to the sauce and mix. Serve crispy sweet and sour chicken with rice.

 Do you like Chinese food? What’s your favorite dish?

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  • kSquaredGlamour

    i so want to make this! i love sweet and sour chicken :)

  • Shauna Torres

    Hmmm, I have never let the chicken sit in the mixture, curious why this helps??? Thanks for the recipe and tips

    • Ave T

      It helps the chicken to get some flavour.

  • From Tracie

    Mmmmm. This looks so very yummy! I think I know what I’ll be having for dinner tomorrow night.

  • Debbie Denny

    Sweet and Sour is my all time fave! Thanks!

  • Victoria H

    Oh wow this does look delicious. When it comes to Chinese food I am in love with the shrimp rolls.

  • Jennifer B

    I love sweet n sour chicken! This recipe looks yummy!

  • JadeLouise Designs

    My son was just asking me to make this the other night but I didn’t have a recipe! So thank you !!!

  • Shannah at Just Us Four

    I like sweet and sour chicken so I will definitely be trying this recipe.

  • Pam W

    Our entire family likes sweet and sour chicken. I could switch out the flour with gluten free so my daughter daughter could have it too.

  • Melanie Roberts

    Yumm.. thanks for a great recipe; I’ve been craving Sweet & Sour for weeks now, just couldn’t find a good recipe.. yours will be it.. gonna try it tomorrow.

  • Heather M

    Fresh ingredients!! I can get behind this. YUM!

  • Chrishelle Ebner

    I love sweet and sour chicken. This recipe looks manageable for me. I will have to try it out, Add a couple of egg rolls and I will have some very happy kids.

  • Debbie Lamb

    looks delicious! I will be giving this a try.

  • blm03

    I’n totally trying this

  • Mama to 5 Blessings

    sounds delicious! I love sweet and sour!

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    This sounds like a perfect weekday meal to me. Yummy!

  • Almost Supermom

    YUM!! I love sweet and sour chicken! Pinning now :)

  • Cynthia L

    I love Chinese food and I think that my favorite is General Tsao’s Chicken. I love hot and spicy. This recipe looks really good too. Sweet and sour is my second favorite.

  • Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings

    Yum! this dinner looks amazing :)

  • Danielle

    Oh yum! That looks so good right now… and I need to start dinner. I’ll have to try this.

  • Carmen’s Coupon Bog

    My favorite Chinese Food is General Tso’s Chicken and a quart of Pork Fried Rice I eat half the day we order it and then the other half the next day as left overs..

  • Laura @ Inspiration for Moms

    I love sweet and sour chicken! I must try your recipe! :)

  • Janeane Davis

    I do like Chinese Food. My favorite dish is Peking Duck when I eat out and cashew chicken when I eat at home.

  • Joanne Greco

    My husband would love this. :-) I’m going to try it with shrimp since I don’t eat chicken.

  • Brandi_B

    I definitely want to try this! This looks delicious.

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