Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweet And Sour Chicken

Do you agree with me that this is probably one of the most recognizable Chinese dish around? I just love Sweet And Sour Chicken. Always a hit with kids and of course, adults too. So, if you are a fan of this popular dish, you may want to try this simple yummy version at home. The bite sized cuts of fried chicken tenders are topped with a delicious sweet and sour sauce that’s made of rice vinegar, ketchup, sugar, bell peppers, onion, and some freshly cut pineapples. Just simply serve it with plenty of steam rice. Yum!

Sweet And Sour Chicken
(Printable Recipe)


2 (400 g) Chicken Breast cut into bite sized cubes

1 Tbsp Rice Wine

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tsp Ginger Juice

1 Egg White, lightly beaten

2 - 3 Dash of White Pepper

1 Tbsp Corn Flour for coating
Oil for deep frying

2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
1 Red Chili, seeded and chopped
½ Green Bell Pepper, diced (about 1/2 an inch)

½ Red Bell Pepper, diced
1/4 Cup Pineapple Chunks

1/2 Red or White Onion, diced

1 Tomatoes, diced (optional)
1 Tbsp of Peanut Oil


3 Tbsp Ketchup

2 Tbsp Sugar

2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
¾ Cup of Water

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Corn Flour

Sea Salt to taste


Marinate the chicken with rice wine, soy sauce, ginger juice, egg white and white pepper for about 30 minutes.

Heat the oil on moderate heat, coat the chicken with corn flour and fry them in small batches until golden brown in color. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Heat 1 Tbsp of oil and cook the garlic on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Then turn the heat on high and mix in the chili, peppers, onions and pineapples. Stir briefly and add the prepared sauce and bring it to a boil. Add the fried chicken and mix well. Serve immediately.


  1. Beautiful dish! A nice change from the pork version

  2. I agree that this is a fabulous dish that never gets turned down by anyone! Thanks for posting a great recipe, will keep it bookmarked!

  3. Perfect! I hate jarred sauces, thx for this recipe!

  4. I love sweet and sour pork or chicken! Any guidelines for how many minutes of deep frying for the meat to be cooked? I usually end up with over-fried dried meat (esp pork) because I'm afraid it's not cooked all the way through. Thanks!


  5. Colourful! :) I used to order this all the time when Im in Chinese restaurants...Hoping to make this dish this wkend :)
    Do you think it's okay to just pan fry instead of deep fry? (I avoid deep frying at home...hehe it scares me!)

  6. @Anonymous {KY}: Generally, it's about 3 minutes, or fry until the chicken or pork is golden brown in color.