Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Cytherea Adora

By
@Cytherea


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 1 lb
    chicken breasts, boneless
  • 1 tsp
    ginger, finely chopped
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 6
    carrots
  • 12 oz
    pineapple chunks
  • 2 tsp
    sherry
  • 2 tsp
    soy sauce, light
  • 1 Tbsp
    vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 tsp
    salt

How to Make Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut up the chicken into bite-sized chunks.
  2. Combine ginger, egg white, about 1/2 teaspoons each salt and cornstarch and about 1 teaspoon oil.
  3. Add the chicken chunks and stir until the chicken is well-coated.
  4. Wash green pepper and discard seeds and stem, cut into strips about 1 x 1/4 inches.
  5. Peel carrots if they are thick, cut in half lengthwise. Cut diagonally into pieces about 1 inch long.
  6. Cook the carrots in boiling water for 3-5 minutes, depending how crunchy you like your carrots.
  7. Drain pineapple chunks, saving about 1/2 cup of the juice.
  8. Prepare the sweet and sour sauce by mixing sherry, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, reserved pineapple juice, about 1 tablespoon cornstarch and about 1 teaspoon salt.
  9. Stir well and set aside.
  10. Heat about 3 tablespoon of oil very hot in a wok or deep cast iron pan.
  11. Peanut oil is best since it has a high smoking point. Stir-fry the chicken by putting a small batch (e.g., 5 pieces) of the cubed chicken in the wok and stirring continuously until golden brown.
  12. Remove to a dish. Repeat until all the chicken has been cooked, adding small amounts of oil as it gets used up.
  13. Heat about 1 tablespoon oil in an empty wok.
  14. Stir fry the parboiled carrots and the green pepper for 30 seconds.
  15. Add the chicken and the pineapple chunks to the vegetables in the wok. Stir 1 minute or until well mixed and reheated.
  16. Add sweet and sour sauce to wok.
  17. Stir until thickened. Serve with rice.
  18. I serve this recipe to company all the time and am amazed at how many people don't realize that you can cook Chinese food at home. It is always a big hit. The recipe works equally well with lean pork, tofu cubes, or soy beans instead of the chicken.

Printable Recipe Card

About Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




Leave a Comment

25 Delicious Recipes For Newlyweds

25 Delicious Recipes for Newlyweds

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Now that you've done that whole marriage thing, tackling these delicious recipes shouldn't be a problem. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, these are recipes any newlywed should be able...

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

Kitchen Crew

When the weather gets warmer, my grill gets a workout. Chicken becomes a staple in my dinner rotation and grilled chicken is seriously one of the simplest meals to prepare...

24 Perfect Grilling Out Recipes

24 Perfect Grilling Out Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Grilling season is here! This is your one-stop shop for all the grilling recipes you need to make your Spring and Summer cookouts absolutely awesome!