Sweet and Sour Chicken

1
Beth Pierce

By
@smalltownwoman

This one skillet Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe brings crunchy pan fried chicken together with sweet bell peppers and pineapple in a lightly sweetened sauce. It is a family favorite and comes together in about thirty minutes.

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c
    fresh pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 lb
    chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/3 c
    cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium onion large dice
  • 1
    green pepper seeded large dice
  • 1
    red pepper seeded large dice
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh pineapple large dice
  • 2 pinch
    pinches crushed red pepper
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • ·
    cooked rice or chinese noodles

How to Make Sweet and Sour Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. n small saucepan combine pineapple juice, water, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. On low heat simmer until thickened; whisking frequently. Cover and remove from heat.
  2. In large Ziploc bag combine chicken and 1/3 cup cornstarch. Shake until coated. Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken; shaking any access cornstarch off the chicken. Cook until nicely browned on all sides and cooked through; about 5 minutes. Reduce heat if needed so chicken does not over brown or stick to the pan. Remove chicken to plate.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add peppers to skillet and cook for additional 3-4 minutes stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; add chicken back to pan with peppers and onions and cook for 1 minute. Add sauce to skillet, pineapple, red pepper and salt to taste. Gently stir to combine and heat until warmed. Serve over cooked rice or Chinese noodles.

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