Easy sweet & sour chicken

Easy sweet & sour chicken

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(169 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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angie1993
8th Apr, 2013
5.05
I cooked it in the wok too and it was delicious! So quick & easy to make. I added some chilli flakes for a little heat.
astri24
7th Apr, 2013
3.05
I didn't really like the idea of cooking it in microwave, so I cooked it in a wok. Half-cooked the chicken with a very little amount of oil. Put the chicken aside. Stirred in the garlic first and then the onion. Put back the half-cooked chicken into the wok and then add the sauce. After 5 minutes I added the other ingredients. Sauce was fantastic though. Love the combination of ketchup and malt vinegar. I used 30% more on ketchup and malt vinegar (12 tbsp of ketchup and 4 tbsp of malt vinegar).
astri24
7th Apr, 2013
3.05
I didn't really like the idea of using microwave, so I cooked it in a wok. Half-cooked the chicken with a very little oil first. Put a side the half-cooked chicken. Stirred in the garlic first and then onion. Put back into the wok the half-cooked chicken and added the sauce and the other ingredients. Sauce is fantastic though. Love the ketchup and malt vinegar combination. For this method of mine, I used 30% more of the sauce, means I used 12 tbsp of ketchup and 4 tbsp of malt vinegar.
curlycat0622
2nd Apr, 2013
Quite a lot of sugar in this recipe but it was really delicious. Both my boys ate it all up - even the one who doesn't like peppers! The peppers really soak up the sauce. I served it with brown rice.
curlycat0622
2nd Apr, 2013
Quite a lot of sugar in this recipe but it was really delicious. Both my boys ate it all up - even the one who doesn't like peppers! The peppers really soak up the sauce. I served it with brown rice.
tracywinter
25th Mar, 2013
So easy to do and bloody lovely!
chickenofpie
9th Mar, 2013
5.05
Tried this for the first time and was a unsure about using the microwave but as I was short on time I did and it worked perfectly! Delicious dish enjoyed by myself and my husband. Served with brown rice. Didn't have sugar snap peas so added peas. Will cook this again.
dwatson27
6th Mar, 2013
4.05
Made this recipe for first time after reading comments. Fabulous! My husband is not a sweet and sour fan but he loved this recipe. I added finely chopped chillies and spring onions when serving. I have a 24yr old daughter with a severe food allergy (nuts) so I look for recipes she can tolerate. This fits the bill perfectly! I used the wok tho. Cooked chicken, onion and garlic to fry then added sauce,peppers and pineapple. Served with noodles, egg fried rice and a spring roll. Hubby said 'you can do this again. It's better than takeaway'. Doing it for a family get together soon cos it so easy!!!!!
andytin
3rd Mar, 2013
5.05
Very easy and the kids loved it. Will definitely be cooked again.
sodaboda
28th Feb, 2013
really fresh tasting and totally delish.

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