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Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe

Today’s sweet and sour chicken is going to introduce a healthier take on the restaurant version. Serve with a light soup or salad and you’ll have a nutritious, yet tasty dinner within an hour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Inactive time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: how to make sweet and sour chicken, sweet and sour chicken, sweet and sour chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 511kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 12 oz skinless boneless chicken breast 1-inch cube
  • 1 cup olive oil for frying (*)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp Heinz ketchup
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 6 oz onion
  • 8 oz bell pepper red, yellow, and green
  • 4 oz pineapple
  • 2 tbsp green onion
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 3 cups cooked medium-grain rice


  • In a big clean bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, ground pepper, and white egg until resulting in a smooth batter. Coat each piece of chicken in the batter. Then let the bowl sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • For the sauce: In a small bowl, stir together tomato ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, salt, chicken broth, and white wine vinegar. Set aside.
  • Take the chicken out of the refrigerator. Deep-fry chicken in 1 cup of olive oil over medium-low heat until they are golden brown and cooked through. Reduce the heat if needed so that the chicken is not over brown. Remove the chicken and drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Refry the chicken for the crispier texture.
  • In a nonstick pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Stir fry garlic, ginger, onion, bell pepper, and pineapple over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the sauce, fried chicken, green onion, and sesame seeds and mix through heat.
  • Serve hot with cooked rice.


(*) Only part of these ingredients will end up in the final product, and we have calculated nutritional values based on those amounts. The whole amount is needed for the frying process, but what actually ends up being consumed is 1 tablespoon of olive oil.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2095IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 4mg