Simply Superb Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe.

Our Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe is absolutely divine and the perfect dish when you are wanting a quick and delicious meal. You can be sure after you’ve made it once it will become a much loved and much anticipated family favorite.

Serve together with steamed rice, or if preferred you can serve with noodles, or even with bread and a bowl of salad.

Best of all the recipe is very flexible. You can adjust the amount of chili sauce, plum sauce, and sugar to suit the families flavor preferences.

sweet and sour chicken

Superb Sweet And Sour Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Sweet and sour chicken is fast becoming even more popular than its traditional pork cousin! And for good reason, it is a dish that you can serve quickly and easily, and it is delicious! It’s simplicity is a key factor for success. Simple fried chicken cubes that are coated in a crispy batter and then stir fried with a mouthwatering sweet and sour sauce.


  • 8 oz. chicken breast; (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing Chinese Rice Wine;
  • 3 cloves garlic;
  • 1 green capsicum;
  • 1 small tomato;
  • 3 spring onions;
  • 2 cups Oil;
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour (B);
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch (B);
  • 1/2 cup water (B);
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (B);
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup (S);
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (S);
  • 2 teaspoon plum sauce (S);
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (S);
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese rice vinegar (S);
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oyster sauce (S);
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (S);
  • 3 tablespoons water (S);
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (S);
  • Pinch white pepper (S);


  1. Cut the chicken breast into bite-size cubes.
  2. Place the chicken into a small bowl and add the Rice Wine. Mix well and let marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  3. While the chicken marinades, Mix the Sweet and Sour sauce (ingredients S) in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Prepare the Batter (Ingredients B). Sift the flour, cornstarch and baking powder into a bowl and add the water. Mix well.
  5. Add the chicken to the batter mixture.
  6. Heat up cooking oil in a wok. Once the oil is hot deep fry the chicken cubes. Don't overcrowd the oil, or it may cool down, better to cook the chicken in batches. Transfering the fried chicken onto a plate with paper towels will soak up the excess oil.
  7. Pour the oil into a bowl, leaving around 2 tablespoons of oil in the wok.
  8. Add the minced garlic and saute until fragrant. Add the sliced green capsicum and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Take the sweet and sour sauce you prepared earlier and add it to the wok. Bring it to the boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Now add the chicken pieces, tomatoes and chopped spring onion. Turn the ingredients so they are covered in the sauce.
  11. Serve immediately with steamed white rice.


(B) - Batter Ingredients

(S) - Sauce Ingredients

If you don't enjoy spicy food, you can replace the chili sauce with ketchup for your sweet and sour sauce.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 1208Total Fat 114gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 101gCholesterol 48mgSodium 413mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 20g

We try our best to calculate nutrition - however all ingredients vary slightly.

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