Sweet and Sour Chicken

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"Adapted from Simply Recipes. Prep time doesn't include marinating. High heat is used for this recipe because it is a stir fry of sorts."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
  • Thickener


  • Serving Size: 1 (291.1 g)
  • Calories 365.4
  • Total Fat - 14.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 153.9 mg
  • Sodium - 704.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 25.9 g
  • Protein - 28.6 g
  • Calcium - 34.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 53 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In a bowl, combine the egg white, salt, soy sauce. Add the chicken and stir to coat the chicken evenly. Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature

Step 2

In the meantime, whisk together the pineapple juice, water, vinegar, salt, and sugar

Step 3

Heat a large frying pan or wok over high heat until a bead of water instantly sizzles and evaporates. Pour in the 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and swirl to coat. It's important that the pan is very hot. Add chicken to pan and stir fry until juices run clear, dish out the chicken onto a clean plate

Step 4

With heat still on high add remaining oil and stir in onion, bell peppers. ground ginger and stir-fry for 2 minutes over high heat, sprinkle with salt and sugar. Remove from wok and set aside

Step 5

Combine the sauce mixture in the wok, mix well, and bring to a boil, stir in thickener and cook for 1 Minute.

Step 6

Add pepper and onion mixture, chicken, and pineapple. Bring quickly back to a boil. Immediately turn off heat. Serve over rice.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is a wonderful tasting dish! It was so good! My family said it was the best they had ever tasted! Thanks for such a great meal! I have found my go to sweet and sour chicken recipe!

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(29 Feb 2012)