Easy Basic Sweet & Sour Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
Ready In

"This is surprisingly pretty good for just a couple of ingredients, it's a easy basic recipe that is geared toward newbie cooks (like me!) it's good served over cooked rice. You could jazzy it up with a bell pepper and sliced carrots. I don't like chicken breast it's to dry so I used thighs but you could use chicken breast if you want to"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (282.5 g)
  • Calories 479.5
  • Total Fat - 25.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6 g
  • Cholesterol - 111.1 mg
  • Sodium - 473.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 37 g
  • Protein - 19.4 g
  • Calcium - 26.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 49.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

First make the sauce; In a medium saucepan mix the juice from the pineapple can with cornstarch, then ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce and brown sugar, and bring to a boil, then boil until thickened stirring all the time. set aside while you cook the chicken.

Step 2

Season all the chicken cubes with salt and pepper. Add to a frypan that has some hot oil in it. Cook chicken until done, mixing all the time while cooking (cooking the chicken cubes time will be about 4 minutes).

Step 3

To the chicken that is in the frypan, add in the sauce that you prepared and the pineapple chunks heat through on low heat mixing to coat the chicken.

Step 4

Serve with rice.

Step 5

Step 6

4. Good served over white rice.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



A very tasty sweet and sour which the DH and I really enjoyed though to me it is not sweet and sour without capsicum and carrot so I added them to the sauce in the thickening stage so they would get some cooking but still remain crisp. Thank you Under15Cook for a quick and easy recipe, made for Pick Me tag game under the 48 hour rule.

review by:
(27 Aug 2017)