Easy sweet & sour chicken

Easy sweet & sour chicken

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(169 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


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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  • 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



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 red peppers, seeded and cut into chunks



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 227g 8oz can pineapple pieces in juice, drained



    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



    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…


  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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23rd Sep, 2011
My favourite meal now. Have made it several times. So quick,easy and tastes wonderful! I cook in a wok and use different veg as the mood takes me. Will try with noodles next time.
19th Sep, 2011
I am unable to add this recipe to my binder. Could it be due to the & (ampersand) symbol in the title. Using mobile-phone and Opera 4.3. Thanks, Michael
15th Sep, 2011
AMAZING! I'm an 18-year old student (and inexperienced cook!) and made this in the microwave for my first ever dinner party... it was brilliant! So simple, looked nice and colourful in the pan, and all my friends and I loved it! I added a tin of sweetcorn, switched the sugar snaps for mange tout (as I prefer them) and served with brown rice. A potential student signature dish, I'll definitely be making it again!
9th Sep, 2011
I also made this in the wok as didn't like the idea of cooking in the micro. Quick, easy and VERY tasty. Wont be buying jars of Sweet and Sour anymore!
9th Sep, 2011
Quick, simple and lovely.
3rd Sep, 2011
made this a meal for one and had great success, i only used this recipe for a rough guide with the sauce and the rest i did my own thing:)
1st Sep, 2011
This was my dish from the website. Amazing, best ever sweet and sour. I did, as previous comments cook in the wok. I can't wait to do this again
26th Jul, 2011
I have made this dish several times and it is so easy and delicious! I have passed it on to several friends too. Many thanks, Sandra Vanner
23rd Jul, 2011
That was lovely!! I used pork instead of chicken and even my son had seconds...he is 3 and a half and lately everything that is on his plate is "terrible"... Obviously this wasn't!
7th Jul, 2011
loved it.. I made the sauce in the microwave but cooked the rest on the cooker. Just seemed so much fresher that way. will def be doing again.


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