Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

This is our favorite recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken! It's delicious and is one of the best dinner recipes.

Did you know that the Chinese New Year began on Sunday?

I’ve blogged about my love of China before, and especially my love for Chinese food. It is my absolute FAVORITE!!! I could seriously eat it all the time, but the hubby isn’t a huge fan so I don’t get it as often as I’d like {boo}!!

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Well, with it being the New Year, I’ve been sharing some of my favorite Chinese food recipes over the past few weeks, and I have one more for you. This one is another family favorite – Sweet and Sour Chicken!! It is very good and easy to make, which is always a bonus. 🙂

Here is the Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe for you to make too:

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

This is our favorite recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken! It's delicious and is one of the best dinner recipes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 353 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 20 oz pineapple chunks reserve juice from can
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 bell pepper cut into 1x1 inch chunks

Instructions

  1. Make the batter by combining ½ cup flour, 2 TB cornstarch, 1 TB sugar, 1 tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper and ⅛ tsp. baking powder in a bowl. Add 2 TB oil and ⅔ cup water and mix well. Set aside.

  2. Cut chicken into 1 inch x 1 inch chunks. Dip the chicken pieces into the batter and drop pieces individually into hot oil in a pan. Fry chicken until golden brown and cooked through. Drain pieces on a paper towel.
  3. Make the sauce by combining remaining pineapple juice in can, 1 cup water, vinegar, sugar, salt and ketchup in a pot. Bring to a boil. Add 3 TB cornstarch to ¼ cup water and add to sauce, stirring constantly.
  4. Add vegetables and simmer until vegetables are ready. Add chicken pieces right before serving.
  5. Serve over hot rice.

This is our favorite recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken! It's delicious and is one of the best dinner recipes.

This is our favorite recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken! It's delicious and is one of the best dinner recipes.

My sister is usually the one that makes this for family functions, and we’re so glad she does because it is so tasty!!

SO…. I want to know…. do you guys celebrate the Chinese New Year? And if you do, what family traditions do you have for it? We always celebrate by eating at least one all Chinese food meal as a big family, and I look forward to it every year. 🙂

For more Chinese dishes, be sure to check out these:

Fried Egg Rolls - filled with chicken and veggies it's one of our favorite side dishes and appetizers when we are serving Asian food!

 Fried Eggrolls

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken - this dinner recipe is so good and simple! Delicious flavors!!

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

We love this Pork and Edamame Soup Recipe - seriously, so good! Ingredients include pork, ramen noodles, edamame, & lots of seasonings!

 Pork and Edamame Soup

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This is our favorite recipe fro Sweet and Sour Chicken! It's delicious and is one of the best dinner recipes.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Looks delicious! We don’t celebrate Chinese New Year, but we are having homemade Chicken General Tso with rice and broccoli for dinner. Yum!!

  2. In the sweet and sour chicken recipe, at the end of the recipe you say add the vegetables. There were no vegetables listed in the recipe!