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Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

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Pan-fried Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Sweet and sour sauce is a kind of versatile sauce, going very well with any kind of meat, like pork, beef including chicken of course. This dish, pan-fried chicken in sweet and sour sauce is perfect for going with white rice. You can deep fry the chicken if you like. This time I just pan fried the chicken for saving the oil, good to health as well.

  • 275 gm chicken thigh fillet (or chicken breast)
  • 1/2 capsicum
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 slices pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing wine (or sherry)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger juice
  • a pinch of pepper
Sweet and sour sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 Tbsp water
Pan-fried Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce Procedures

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into bite-sized chunks. Marinate for 1 hour. Cut onion, capsicum and tomato into pieces. Set aside.
  2. Slightly coat marinated chicken with cornflour. Fried over medium-high heat until both sides are brown and cooked. Set aside.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok or frying-pan. Sauté onion and garlic, add capsicum. Add tomato and 2 tablespoons of water, cook for 2 minutes, or until all ingredients are softened. Pour sweet and sour sauce, add pineapples and bring to a boil. Toss in chicken and stir well. Sprinkle salt to taste. Add thickening and cook to your preferred consistency. Dish up and serve hot with rice.


  1. Hi Christine,
    Your Sweet and Sour Chicken is looking good. Pan Fried is good as less oil. I will try this dish.

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  3. How many does this serve please?