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

    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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lucyphenix
12th Feb, 2012
4.05
Just made this for the first time, and i really enjoyed it, rather than using the microwave, i cooked it all on the hob! Was surprised at how good the taste was - as i was a bit dubious. Very easy to make - and super tasty!
tc1980
23rd Jan, 2012
4.05
Very simple and very tasty. I made a veggie version by adding carrots and mushrooms and I also used a good pinch of chilli flakes for extra zing!
sallybiggins
18th Jan, 2012
5.05
I can't believe how easy and tasty this was!
joannelferguson
16th Jan, 2012
5.05
wow better than any chinese takeaway - i cooked in my wok for about 25/30 minutes and tasted delicious X
domestic-ishgoddess
9th Jan, 2012
5.05
My 13 year old son made this recipe, on the hob, with just a little help with the prep and he was so pleased with himself - as were we because it was delicious. Used half the amount of chicken and kept the veg the same for three people. Worked really well and very healthy.
kimmidkwtci
7th Jan, 2012
5.05
This is a really lovely recipe. I never knew sweet and sour was so easy to make, simple ingredients and very quick. Ideal if you're not a confident cooker, like me! You really can't go wrong.
fliswillis
19th Dec, 2011
5.05
Easy to make and loved by all the family!
stephie
26th Nov, 2011
5.05
This is a lovely recipe. My 3 year old daughter helped me cook (in a wok). She couldn't stop licking the spoon ! I added a pinch of ginger, and a little pineapple juice. Will be making it again very soon.
stephie
26th Nov, 2011
5.05
This is a lovely recipe. My 3 year old daughter helped me cook (in a wok). She couldn't stop licking the spoon ! I added a pinch of ginger, and a little pineapple juice. Will be making it again very soon.
lozacrazycat
25th Nov, 2011
5.05
A quick and easy mid week meal. Most ingredients are store cupboard ones! Very tastey although you had to use a lot of Ketchup- which is very sugary. I would definitely make it again though.

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