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Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy sweet and sour chicken is a delicious meal for two. This 30-minute recipe proves you can make healthy takeaway dishes at home and for less cost too!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword healthy sweet and sour chicken, quick sweet and sour chicken, stir-fry sweet and sour chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 327kcal
Author Neil


  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • Salt and Freshly ground pepper
  • 300 g skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • ½ red pepper deseeded and sliced
  • ½ yellow pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry


  • Place the flour in a small bowl and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Roll and coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a suitably sized frying pan or wok over a medium heat. Add the coated chicken and stir-fry until no longer pink inside, about 6 – 7 minutes. Then remove chicken from the pan using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the garlic, onion and pepper and stir-fry for about 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and stir in the sugar, vinegar, tomato puree, soy sauce, water and sherry. Allow the liquid to simmer for a couple of minutes in the pan before serving.


Nutrition label does not include rice.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1027IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg