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Sweet and sour recipes

17 Recipes

Inspired by Chinese takeaway, our sweet and sour recipes include chicken, pork and vegetarian options. Try our healthy version for a family dinner.

Sweet & sour pork

4.57143

(7 ratings)

Don't call the takeaway – cook your own sweet & sour pork using a vibrant marinade and tinned pineapple. Swap the pork for chicken or prawns if you prefer...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Sweet & sour chicken

4.630135

(73 ratings)

Try an authentic version of this classic Chinese takeaway dish, with natural sweetness and a warm chilli flavour to spice things up
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Sweet & sour chicken & veg

3.57143

(21 ratings)

A trusty takeaway favourite just got superhealthy. Make ahead and freeze for Friday!
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Sweet & sour chicken

4.375

(40 ratings)

This homemade sweet and sour sauce is so much better than a takeaway. Great with rice or noodles
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Sweet & sour chicken adobo

4.57143

(7 ratings)

Based on a classic Filipino recipe made with white wine vinegar and sugar, this rich and piquant chicken stew is tempered with creamy coconut milk
  • 6 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Lighter Sweet & sour pork

4.2

(5 ratings)

This Chinese takeaway family favourite can be made much healthier - lower the sugar, fat and salt levels with this easy recipe
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Sweet & sour mackerel

4.2

(5 ratings)

This healthy but substantial dish is ready in just half an hour, perfect for a midweek meal for two
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

Sweet & sour rainbow slaw

5

(3 ratings)

This fresh, light coleslaw has a tangy citrus dressing with celery, mustard and poppy seeds - a lovely light side for a BBQ spread
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet & sour pork stir-fry

3.933335

(30 ratings)

Cut the fuss out of cooking with this speedy, light and healthy midweek supper for two
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Pork with sweet & sour onion sauce

4.266665

(15 ratings)

This healthy, meaty main uses lean pork fillets and is on the table in just 30 minutes - serve with your choice of grain
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chargrilled mackerel with sweet & sour beetroot

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Fresh mackerel is always a winner and grilling gives a deliciously charred quality. Pickled beetroot wedges add an extra tang in this party-perfect, budget-savvy starter
  • 25 mins
  • More effort

Hot & sour fish soup

4.77778

(27 ratings)

James Martin's Asian soup combines a fragrant broth with fish, seafood and light noodles, topped with strong herbs...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
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