Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

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}!!

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. :)

One of the best and easiest Sweet and Sour Chicken recipes. { lilluna.com }

Here is the Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe for you to make too:
Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 TB cornstarch
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 TB oil
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 2 lb chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks
  • pineapple juice reserve in can
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 TB cornstarch
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 bell pepper cut into 1x1 inch chunks
  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.

Yummy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe { lilluna.com }

Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe - AMAZING!

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:

Super simple and super delicious Fried Egg Rolls

Fried Eggrolls

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe on { lilluna.com }

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Delicious Pork and Edamame Soup

Pork and Edamame Soup

Honey Sesame Chicken recipe - this is SO delicious!! #chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken

And for even more, check out this round-up…

15+ YUMMY Chinese Food dishes. Great roundup on { lilluna.com } #chinese

15+ Chinese Food Recipes

For even more recipes be sure to go HERE.


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  1. 1

    Where is the recipe?

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    This is one of my favorite dishes to eat of ALL time. :) Pinned for later! ;)
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  5. 5

    How much pineapple juice?

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