Easy sweet & sour chicken

Easy sweet & sour chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Make this easy sweet and sour chicken, everyone will love it

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
305
protein
36g
carbs
38g
fat
2g
saturates
0g
fibre
2g
sugar
23g
salt
1.63g

Ingredients

  • 9 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 4 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 red peppers, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 227g 8oz can pineapples pieces in juice, drained
  • 100g sugar snap peas, roughly sliced
  • handful salted, roasted cashew nuts, optional

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Method

  1. In a large microwaveable dish, mix the ketchup, vinegar, sugar and garlic thoroughly with the chicken, onion and peppers. Microwave, uncovered, on High for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is starting to cook and the sauce is sizzling.
  2. Stir in the pineapple pieces and sugar snap peas and return to the microwave for another 3-5 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked. Leave to stand for a few minutes, then stir in the cashews, if using, and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2004

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lemony's picture
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Forgot to rate it! :O A definate 5 stars :)

lemony's picture
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Like most of the other people here, i used a wok (well actually a frying pan bit i digress :p). It was lovely. Really light and afterwrds unlike chinese I didnt feel groggy. It was very aromatic and tasted very authentic, it will be definately be made again :)

chikemonkee's picture

This recipe was delicious, i cooked it in the Wok though (only cos i had burnt some chicken as i tried to steam in the microwave a few days previous). My partner was very impressed he said it tasted better than the named jars we usually use and he even ate all the peppers and sugar snap peas on his plate (he does not eat vegetables because he dont like them). I served with noodles and a small portion of Egg Fried Rice.

trenethick's picture
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My husband liked this but I thought it lacked something.I will try making it in a wok to see if that changes the taste.

jen160677's picture

This was fab! I took on board the recommendations to cook it in the wok! I never really liked sweet & sour and now I think it will be one of my favourities!

pmr747's picture
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Nice & simple. Used a wok as suggested.

campb491's picture
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Used the wok instead - so easy and tasty.

kenchris45's picture

Just had this for tea and thought it was very bland. Any suggestions for giving it some flavour

jamesbrewer's picture
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Such a quick, simpy and totally delicious recipe!! Like most other, I used a wok (dont really like using microwaves for anything other than reheating soups, stews, mugs of tea etc) and threw in some baby sweetcorn too. Served it with Egg Fried Rice, with a splash of soy, seasame oil and finely shredded spring onions. This will be a regular - much better and quicker than a takeaway!!

reddeb1's picture
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It's bubbling away in the wok as I type (didn't like the microwave idea either!)...so quick, simple and fresh tasting. Less gloopy (that's a good thing!) than takeaway and better than any jar. Added some baby sweetcorn too. A definite "will make again"!

reddeb1's picture
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It's bubbling away in the wok as I type (didn't like the microwave idea either!)...so quick and simple and tastes great. Really fresh tasting..less gloopy (that's a good thing!) than takeaway and better than any jar. Added some baby sweetcorn too. A definite "will make again"!

tanyah's picture
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Was dubious about using a microwave but trusted the recipe - my son got very ill from the meat being undercooked, even though I checked lots of pieces as was concerned. It just doesn't cook in an even way in a microwave.

I suggest making it in a wok!!

kellyfinn1's picture
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Really easy and quick to do. We tried it with quorn peices too, very tasty and will definitely do it again soon.

janet58's picture
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I keep making this again and again. Fantastic recipe for when you are working all day. Quick and fresh tasting. Everyone loves it as well.

poshpause's picture
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I was looking forward to cooking this - and I, too, used a wok. It absolutely lived up to expectation and will become a regular in our weekday menus. Fabulous stuff!

flossiemi's picture
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I made this with my daughter ( a university student) as it is her favourite meal. We made it in a wok not a microwave and it was absolutely fantastic. She can't wait to get back to her student house to make it for her housemates. Much nicer than takeaway and so, so, so simple. Mix it all together and throw it in a wok!

tarajune1996's picture
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Very quick and easy, better than a take away, however did cook it in a wok rather than microwave also served it with noodles. My family have requested this again.

noodlenest's picture
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Brilliant failsafe dish - Very quick and you can really chuck in any veg you want. I make this using quorn chicken style pieces and serve it with egg noodles - very nice.

lindsayentwistle's picture
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Made this in a wok and it was excellent - very tasty.

hliddle16's picture
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nice recipe, i think i'd make it in the pot next time though as microwave made the chicken a bit tougher.

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