Easy Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe


  • Batter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 6 oz water
Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
Additional Ingredients
  • 2-3 cups peanut oil (this will make the chicken crispier)
  • 4 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 1 lb. cubed chicken
  • cooked basmati rice
Easy Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe

  1. Cook white basmati rice
  2. Combine all Sweet & Sour sauce ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. In a separate bowl combine 4 Tablespoons of corn starch and 1/4 cup water — once mixed thoroughly stir into the Sweet & Sour sauce.
  4. Stir constantly until the sauce thickens. It should take 3-5 minutes to thicken to the perfect consistency.
  5. In a separate skillet add a little peanut oil and briefly cook the veggies. You just want to cook them just a little bit so that they aren’t completely raw (about 3-4 minutes)
  6. Add veggies and pineapple to sauce and keep on warm temperature
  7. Now to prepare the chicken – combine the batter ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  8. Heat peanut oil to high temperature.
  9. Dip the pieces of chicken into the batter and cover them in the batter. After they are covered in batter, cook them for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown You may want to work in batches.
  10. When chicken is nice and crispy transfer to a plate lined with paper towels (to soak up any excess oil). Grab a plate and combine the white rice and chicken…..pour sweet & sour sauce on top. Pour as much as you want – it’s delicious!

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