Sweet and Sour Chicken - Erren's Kitchen - This homemade recipe is so much better than take out. It's great with rice or noodles!
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Sweet and Sour Chicken

This homemade recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken is so much better than takeout. It's great with rice or noodles!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken, chinese, dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal
Author Erren


  • For the sauce
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 5 Peppadew Piquante Peppers
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon cold water
  • For the chicken
  • 4 inch boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into pieces
  • cup corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 bell peppers roughly chopped, any variety
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 carrot cut into small sticks
  • 5-10 Peppadew Piquante Peppers
  • small can of pineapple chunks


  1. For the sauce: Add the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, and Piquante Peppers to a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add to a medium sauce pan. Stir and bring to a boil. In a small bowl or mug whisk together the 1 tablespoon of corn starch and cold water until dissolved.

  3. Add to saucepan and stir until thickened, then reduce to low heat.

  4. For the Chicken: Add chicken pieces and corn starch to a large plastic food storage bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken.
  5. In a large pan or wok, about 2 tablespoons of oil. Add coated chicken. Stir-fry over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add both the bell peppers, carrots and onions. Continue to cook over medium heat until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  7. Add sauce and piquante peppers and pineapple to chicken and peppers. Stir to coat well.

  8. Serve warm with cooked rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 806mg35%
Potassium 345mg10%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4990IU100%
Vitamin C 109.6mg133%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.