Easy sweet & sour chicken

Easy sweet & sour chicken

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(200 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Make this easy sweet and sour chicken, everyone will love it

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal305
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre2g
  • protein36g
  • salt1.63g
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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
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 red peppers, seeded and cut into chunks
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pep-iz

    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 227g 8oz can pineapple pieces in juice, drained
    Pineapple

    Pineapple

    pine-ap-pel

    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 100g sugar snap peas, roughly sliced
  • handful salted, roasted cashew nuts, optional
    Cashew

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

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.

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hliddle16
14th Apr, 2008
4.05
nice recipe, i think i'd make it in the pot next time though as microwave made the chicken a bit tougher.
megsnz
11th Mar, 2008
4.05
Didn't like the idea of cooking meat in microwave, so adapted the recipe and cooked it in the wok instead. Loved the sauce and this tasted fresher and better than any takeaway !! Served this with plain rice - we actually cooked this dish faster than it took the rice to cook !!
Honeygran
24th Feb, 2008
4.05
Quick and easy.
difarq
6th Feb, 2008
3.05
Very easy and so delicious.
grymish
18th Jan, 2008
5.05
Lovely, and superquick!
mazmac1
3rd Jan, 2008
5.05
This is a lovely recipe much better than any take away!!! Will be making it again and again.....

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