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Sweet and Sour Chicken

A quick and easy version of sweet and sour chicken without coating and frying the chicken.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: stir fry
Servings: 4


  • Wok - if available


  • 1 pound chicken breasts cut into bite-sized cubes
  • ½ red pepper cut into bite-sized strips
  • ½ yellow pepper cut into bite-sized strips
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • olive oil to saute chicken and vegetables
  • ¾ cup pineapple chunks

For the Sauce

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot pepper flakes optional


Prepare the Sauce

  • Combine the sugar, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and ketchup in a medium sized bowl and whisk until well mixed.

Stir Fry

  • Heat a wok over medium-high heat until hot, add enough oil to coat the pan. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and saute for 3 -4 minutes.
  • Push the chicken to the side of the wok and add the onions and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add the pepper and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. If you need a little more oil, add some.
  • Add the prepared sauce to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Add the pineapple chunks and stir again to combine. Let this cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper. If you want to spice it up, add a little hot pepper flakes but this optional.


If you don't have a wok, a frying pan will work fine.
We served this dish over white rice and it was delicious.