How To Cook The Best Sweet And Sour Chicken

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Best Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe

A savory classic sweet and sour sauce is indeed a perfect match to your favorite chicken meat. Excite your family with your next dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 640kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 1 kg Chicken Breasts cut into bite-size
  • 3 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cups Water
  • 2 cups Oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Corns Starch For the Sauce
  • 1 pc Red Bell Pepper cut into big cubes
  • 1 pc Red Onion cut into big cubes


  • In a bowl, season chicken with fish sauce, ground black pepper, and 2 tsp corn starch. Mix well and set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, water, remaining cornstarch. Then, pour it into the chicken mixture. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan, and drop the chicken one by one into the pan. Cook until golden brown. Set aside.
    Tip: Use a strainer to remove the oil from the chicken


  • In a bowl, combine, sugar, vinegar, ketchup, pineapple juice, oyster, and corn starch. Mix it well and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, saute onion until softened. Now, toss in red bell pepper. Mix it again.
  • Then, add the fried chicken into the pan. Mix and slowly pour the sauce. Continue stirring for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, transfer onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1614mg | Potassium: 1064mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg
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