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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ruthy10
12th Sep, 2012
4.05
I made this for the first time last night for my partner and we really enjoyed it. I did not use the microwave, instead I sealed the chicken in a pan and put it in oven proof dish with all the ingredients including the sauce and put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes and was lovely, definitely having this again.
khodgson
7th Sep, 2012
5.05
Didn't use microwave and added a splash of water. Was really tasty - very quick and as others have said better than the gloopy takeaway!
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.

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