Easy sweet & sour chicken

Easy sweet & sour chicken

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(166 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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yulibbk
29th Aug, 2012
5.05
Great one. Will be coming back to it for sure. Thanks.
belindalowe
20th Aug, 2012
Just made this dish and it was soooo lovely. I cooked mine in a wok rather than the microwave. I also added some of the pineapple juice to give it at little extra sauce. I will make again.
amymolesworth
8th Aug, 2012
5.05
A regular
leggers
7th Aug, 2012
5.05
Delicious and so easy!
clarebirkby
7th Aug, 2012
5.05
Two increasingly fussy small people have just polished this off - BIG HIT and new family favourite!!!
mrssproggit
24th Jul, 2012
5.05
This tastes EXACTLY like a takeaway, but without the "gloopiness" of a takeaway sweet and sour. I too cooked in a wok, and was pleasantly surprised at how lovely and tender the chicken turned out too. My fussy daughter and sweet and sour hating husband both gobbled it up and asked for more! Will def be making this again!!
quincepip
22nd Jul, 2012
5.05
A big favourite, very quick and easy.
trevor16
20th Jul, 2012
5.05
Wow! I made with left over pork from a joint and just added the already cooked sliced pork at the last minute. Truly delicious and much much nicer than any chippy! Defo make again, maybe with chicken or even prawns. Winner in my eyes.
gill_david
14th Jul, 2012
5.05
Great! Followed microwave method and it was delish! Definitely a 'keepsie'. Whole family including an exceedingly fussy 21 year old ate every last scrap. Did it with noodles.
jordannepowell
11th Jul, 2012
5.05
Cooked this for my friend and I who are dieting. Chose to cook in the wok instead of microwave and ate it with fine egg noodles. Absolutely delicious. Would definately make again.

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