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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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 327kcal
Author Neil


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