Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

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"This a really easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy! Serve over rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Combine flour, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a shallow dish.
  2. Roll and coat chicken cubes in flour mixture.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil until not longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes; remove and set aside.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the same skillet over medium heat.
  6. Cook and stir celery, green peppers, and onion in heated oil until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  7. Return chicken to the skillet.
  8. Whisk ketchup, lemon juice, pineapple, and brown sugar in a bowl; pour into the skillet; bring to a boil.
  9. Cook and stir chicken and vegetables in sauce until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2012

Easy to make and tastes WONDERFUL. I made a few changes, only out of necessity. With changes or not, your family will love this dish. I used fresh pineapple instead of canned crushed. I added some water with a bit extra sugar since I didn't have the syrup from the canned pineapple. Also, I cut the pineapple into chunks. I prefer chunky pineapple in my sauce. Of course, I couldn't whisk the mixture, but stirring worked fine too. I had planned to take a photo to post, but my family devoured it before I could. Also, I didn't dice the green pepper. I cut it (and the celery) into julienne strips. The times are pretty much right on target. You can make this dinner in under 30 minutes and your family will think you worked really hard!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2012

Took a long time to make. I did not car for this.

Mar 08, 2012

This was spectacular! I used a red onion and instead of lemon juice I used apple cider vinegar...a little less than half a cup. I used red peppers instead of green peppers and we loved this! I served it with Jasmine rice.

Mar 02, 2012

I'm the first to comment on this dish and i must say it is to die for! All that i expected and more. All the flavors just pop out at you and its just so flavorful. The only thing i added to it that the recipe didn't have was some sesame seeds and i only used 1 bell pepper.

May 01, 2014

I'm a freshman in college and don't have much experience with cooking, however I saw all of the great reviews and decided to go ahead and give it a go. It was delicious! I was so pleasantly surprised that I was able to pull it off! My mother, sister, and stepdad all said it was just as good as from a Chinese restaurant. The only difference between the two is that at the place we get take-out from, they fry the chicken (like a tempura batter). However, this is a healthier alternative to the fried chicken, and just as delicious. I chose to make this with red peppers rather than green peppers, and I also used a sweet onion rather than a regular onion. I served it over white rice, for which I just purchased the cheap frozen kind. My mom asked me to make this again one night for dinner!

Apr 27, 2012

This was really good and very easy to make. My boyfriend loved it! The ketchup freaked me out a little, so I didn't put the whole amount and I probably should have. Still came out yummy!

Apr 04, 2012

Best and easiest sweet and sour chicken I have tried on this site! I made a few changes out of neccesity, using a can of cubed pineapple with about half of the syrup and snow peas instead of the celery and gr. peppers. It was AWESOME! Tonight I will make again using the exact recipe!

Mar 08, 2012

This was soooo good. I am still salivating. Easy ingredients. I used fresh pineapple and mashed up with a potato masher. I might use a little less ketchup--maybe add AFTER everything else in the sauce.


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  • Calories
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 5.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 870 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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