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 fantastic homemade Chinese dish is wonderfully versatile. Just serve with rice or noodles and enjoy.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken, chinese, dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 350kcal
Author Erren Hart of Erren's Kitchen


  • 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


  • For the sauce: Add the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, and Piquante Peppers to a food processor until smooth.
  • Add to a medium saucepan. 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.
  • Add to saucepan and stir until thickened, then reduce to low heat.
  • For the Chicken: Add chicken pieces and corn starch to a large plastic food storage bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken.
  • In a large pan or wok, about 2 tablespoons of oil. Add coated chicken. Stir-fry over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add both the bell peppers, carrots and onions. Continue to cook over medium heat until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  • Add sauce and piquante peppers and pineapple to chicken and peppers. Stir to coat well.
  • Serve warm with cooked rice if desired.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 806mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 4990IU | Vitamin C: 109.6mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.9mg