Classic Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Classic Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Classic Sweet and Sour Chicken

This colorful sweet and sour chicken recipe will delight you with its fragrant crispy chicken, juicy tangy pineapples, and crunchy bell peppers.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • lbschicken breasts
  • ½cupcornstarch
  • 2eggs,beaten
  • ¼cupflour
  • canola oil,for frying
  • 1cuppineapple chunks
  • 1red bell pepper
  • 1green bell pepper
  • ½yellow onion
  • ½cupsugar
  • ¼cupbrown sugar
  • ½cupapple cider vinegar
  • cupketchup
  • 4tspsoy sauce
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced


  1. To make the sauce, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic into a small bowl.

  2. Pour canola oil into a dutch oven, wok, or frying pan. Heat the oil on medium-high to high-heat

  3. Put the cornstarch in a large ziplock bag.

  4. Dredge the chicken pieces inside the large ziplock bag by shaking until well-coated.

  5. Dip the pieces into the egg, then into the flour before adding to the hot oil.

  6. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes, until cooked through and crispy.

  7. Remove to a cookie sheet and continue cooking all the chicken pieces.

  8. Remove all ingredients in the pan except for a tablespoon of the oil.

  9. Add the bell peppers, onion, and pineapple and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until crisp-tender.

  10. Add the sauce back in and stir to coat the pieces and cook for 30 seconds to help the garlic warm through.

  11. Add the chicken pieces back in and stir until the sauce has thickened and bubbling.

  12. Serve immediately, with optional garnishes of sesame seeds or green onions.


  • Calories: 668.04kcal
  • Fat: 23.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.13g
  • Fiber: 2.45g
  • Sugar: 44.93g
  • Protein: 40.70g
  • Cholesterol: 188.84mg
  • Sodium: 619.45mg
  • Calcium: 63.52mg
  • Potassium: 713.78mg
  • Iron: 2.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 133.60µg
  • Vitamin C: 83.53mg
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