Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

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This Sweet and Sour Chicken combines crispy chicken with chunks of onion, bell pepper and pineapple in a sticky homemade sauce. Serve it in rice bowls for a quick weeknight dinner. So much better than takeout!



  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighscut into 1-inch pieces, or chicken breasts
  •  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2  cups flour
  •  eggbeaten
  •  tablespoon oilcanola oil or similar
  • 1 ¼  cups water
  • vegetable oilfor frying


  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1″ pieces
  •  green bell pepper cut into 1″ pieces
  •  medium yellow onion cut into 1″ pieces
  •  tablespoon oilcanola oil or similar
  •  cup pineapple chunksfresh, or canned/frozen


Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • ¼  cup rice vinegar or white vinegar
  •  teaspoon garlicminced, or garlic powder
  •  tablespoons soy sauce low sodium recommended
  • 1/4  cup ketchup
  •  tablespoons cornstarchmixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • sesame seedsoptional garnish


Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

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