Tangy Treasure: Sweet and Sour Chicken


Embark on a flavor-rich journey with our Tangy Treasure: Sweet and Sour Chicken. This dish is a delightful medley of crispy fried chicken pieces, drenched in a vibrant sweet and sour sauce. Its perfectly balanced tangy and sugary notes make it a favorite for those who love a mix of flavors. Every bite is a dance of contrasting but harmonious tastes, truly a treasure of the culinary world.

Tangy Treasure: Sweet and Sour Chicken

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Sugar: 20g


  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless): 500g (1.1 lbs or 17.6 oz), cut into bite-size pieces
  • Cornstarch: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Egg: 1 large
  • Pineapple Chunks: 150g (5.3 oz)
  • Bell Pepper: 1, diced
  • Onion: 1, diced
  • Ketchup: 3 tbsp
  • Rice Vinegar: 2 tbsp
  • Brown Sugar: 3 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Ginger: 1 tsp, minced
  • Garlic: 1 clove, minced
  • Vegetable Oil: for frying
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Green Onions: For garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Batter Chicken: Mix cornstarch, egg, salt, and pepper. Coat chicken pieces.
  2. Fry Chicken: Fry in hot oil until golden. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Prepare Sauce: In a pan, combine ketchup, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Simmer until thick.
  4. Stir-Fry Vegetables: Quickly sauté bell pepper and onion.
  5. Combine: Add chicken and pineapple to the sauce. Mix in vegetables.
  6. Serve: Garnish with green onions. Serve with steamed rice or noodles.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For extra crispiness, double fry the chicken pieces.
  • Adjust the sweetness and tanginess of the sauce to your liking.
  • Serve immediately to maintain the crispiness of the chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I add other vegetables?

Yes, carrots or snow peas are great additions.

How can I make it gluten-free?

Use tamari instead of soy sauce and a gluten-free cornstarch.

Can I make the sauce spicier?

Add a bit of hot sauce or chili flakes for a spicy kick.