Easy sweet & sour chicken

Easy sweet & sour chicken

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(168 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

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    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

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    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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jwren12002
21st Aug, 2013
5.05
I made this today - my daughters (aged 5 and 6) loved it, and my husband went back for seconds, so I'll definitely make this again! I added extra stir fry veg and a bit more ketchup and vinegar along with all the juice of the pineapple, so we'll be having it again tomorrow! I didn't use the microwave as I wouldn't have had a dish large enough to put all the ingredients into and I prefer to use the wok.
dwatson27
11th Aug, 2013
4.05
Made this again tonight. I never use microwave! Fry chicken and set aside.fry onions and galic until softened. Add sauce mix (vinegar, tomato sauce &sugar ) and peppers and sugar snap peas. Cook for 4 mins then add cooked chicken to heat through. Serve with egg fried rice ( Jo Pratt recipe). Fabulous !!!5 stars every time for taste and ease of making! :)
fizzh89
27th Jul, 2013
I printed this recipe out ages ago but didn't get round to making it til this week.....I wish I'd made it sooner! It was really quick and easy, on the table within 30 mins of starting. The family loved it. I will most definitely be making this one again. Can certainly recommend :)
cambridgehelen
24th Jul, 2013
Have made this recipe twice now and both times have loved it!! My family like "saucy" dinners so both times have doubled the sauce ingredients. Both times have stir fried the chicken, chucked loads (really loads) of veg in to a wok added the sauce to heat through and at the last minute added a good handful of cashew nuts..... Yum yum. Oh and we like a bit of fire so add chilli too!!
buchan7767
22nd Jul, 2013
Was not too sure how the sauce would taste whilst making it as very dark but, once it was mixed with the chicken and veg in the wok, it was very tasty. Would definitely make it again.
saffysue
12th May, 2013
5.05
Have cooked this a few times now both in the wok and in the microwave. Very easy, very tasty and not the yucky gloopy sauce that is standard at the local takeaway.
raven
21st Apr, 2013
1.05
THe only dud recipe I've found on this site. Was just OK - sauce tasted just like you'd expect ketchup malt vinegar and brown sugar to taste - a bit yuk!
simone12
16th Apr, 2013
5.05
Wow, so simple to make and the family loved it. Was very pleased with myself after making this.
vixtwo
10th Apr, 2013
5.05
A stunning dish, dead, dead easy, pretty much all store cupboard ingredients, and I used it with left over roast pork from the Sunday roast. Highly recommended.
joerin42
8th Apr, 2013
I also used a wok and it was fine, but I did fine the sauce very sweet, next time I'll cut down on the sugar.

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