This version of the Asian-style favorite includes carrots, bell pepper, garlic and pineapple. The requisite soy sauce and vinegar add the sour to the sweet, and voila! Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Brown chicken in oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrot and garlic and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes.

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  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and soy sauce and mix together; pour mixture into the skillet, along with the pineapple and liquid, vinegar, sugar and ginger. Stir together and bring to a full boil.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; 9.4 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 603 mg sodium. 19.9 g carbohydrates; 23.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2009
With some changes this was a very tasty dish. First of all I followed advice gleaned from a long-ago Chinese room-mate: always stir-fry boneless chicken cubes first (and quickly over high heat) adding them back to the stir-fry once the vegetables are tender crisp. Chicken breast can be very easily overcooked. Here are the other changes I made: I minced up 2 garlic and about a one-inch piece of fresh ginger. I used half of it to stir-fry the chicken and the other half to stir fry the vegetables. Speaking of the vegetables I added broccoli and green onion (which I had on hand)to the mix. For the sauce I followed the advice of many reviewers and doubled the vinegar and brown sugar also adding the juice from a larger tin of pineapple cubes. Given the extra liquid I decided to increase the amount of cornstarch from 1 to 2 Tbsp which was perfect. With the extra sauce I could have added more vegetables. Next time I would increase the peppers. I served it with brown rice. A very satisfying dinner. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2004
It was just OK. My 4 year old didn't like it and ate a pear instead. My hubby ate two helpings though. I don't know if there was too much soy sauce for the recipe or what but it just didn't do it for us. I much prefer Lana's S S meatball sauce so next time I will use that. Thank you though! Read More
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  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2009
With some changes this was a very tasty dish. First of all I followed advice gleaned from a long-ago Chinese room-mate: always stir-fry boneless chicken cubes first (and quickly over high heat) adding them back to the stir-fry once the vegetables are tender crisp. Chicken breast can be very easily overcooked. Here are the other changes I made: I minced up 2 garlic and about a one-inch piece of fresh ginger. I used half of it to stir-fry the chicken and the other half to stir fry the vegetables. Speaking of the vegetables I added broccoli and green onion (which I had on hand)to the mix. For the sauce I followed the advice of many reviewers and doubled the vinegar and brown sugar also adding the juice from a larger tin of pineapple cubes. Given the extra liquid I decided to increase the amount of cornstarch from 1 to 2 Tbsp which was perfect. With the extra sauce I could have added more vegetables. Next time I would increase the peppers. I served it with brown rice. A very satisfying dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2009
With some changes this was a very tasty dish. First of all I followed advice gleaned from a long-ago Chinese room-mate: always stir-fry boneless chicken cubes first (and quickly over high heat) adding them back to the stir-fry once the vegetables are tender crisp. Chicken breast can be very easily overcooked. Here are the other changes I made: I minced up 2 garlic and about a one-inch piece of fresh ginger. I used half of it to stir-fry the chicken and the other half to stir fry the vegetables. Speaking of the vegetables I added broccoli and green onion (which I had on hand)to the mix. For the sauce I followed the advice of many reviewers and doubled the vinegar and brown sugar also adding the juice from a larger tin of pineapple cubes. Given the extra liquid I decided to increase the amount of cornstarch from 1 to 2 Tbsp which was perfect. With the extra sauce I could have added more vegetables. Next time I would increase the peppers. I served it with brown rice. A very satisfying dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2007
This recipe deserves 5 stars and I'd give more if I could. My pickiest son even loved this. I took others suggestions and doubled the sauce and got a 20 ounce can crushed pineapple and kept the soy sauce the same at 1/4 cup. I also added a heaping tablespoon of ketchup to give it that reddish color you see at restaurants. This was restaurant caliber and I'm adding it to my recipe box to make again and again in the future! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2008
I've made this as is and it was very good. With a few changes it can be awesome. I made a lot more sauce using a few different recipes for reference and I added onion. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2008
This was great - I followed someone else's review and used a larger can of pinapple for the extra juice. Next time I would probably use tidbits instead of pinapple chunks. Totally try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
I followed this recipe exactly as posted and boy was it good! I love making stirfrys and I have been looking for a good sweet and sour chicken one and am so glad that I finally found it. We gobbled this one down I will make it again very soon. Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
My husband said it was the best sweet and sour chicken he ever had. He bragged about it to his buddies at work! I used Double the ingrdiants on the sauce except the teriaki sauce. Added some ketchup. Plus I used a 20oz can of pineapple chunks and made extra chicken. topped chicken over wild grain rice. This came out awesome. I will be making this dish often! THANKS for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2008
We really enjoyed this recipe. I liked it because you didn't bread the chicken which means fewer calories. I did add ketchup to the sauce and also doubled the sauce. The next time I make it I will season the chicken while cooking we thought the chicken was tasteless. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2010
It's hard to find a recipe that truly tastes like you would expect...My husband son and I REALLY enjoyed this recipe. The reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because i think it needs a few modifications. SEASON THE CHICKEN: If you don't the chicken is a little bland even if the sauce is salty. I think it would better to season the chicken and cut down on the soy sauce if you don't like salty food...(I do though). I just used some sea salt and cracked black pepper before frying it and it was really good. MORE SAUCE: I doubled the sauce like other reviewers and I am glad I did because it was perfect. I used almost all the juice of a 20oz can of pineapple and about half the pineapple in the can (don't like things too sweet). The only thing I wouldn't double in the sauce is the ginger unless you like a strong ginger flavor. I also added some Chinese Garlic Chili sauce (1 tsp) for a bit of spice in the sauce and some sesame seeds as I was frying the veggies. for the 1 pound of chicken i used 1 whole green bell pepper and 1 whole red pepper also added 1 onion (i think it's a must!) and 1 carrot. It's easier for me to measure veggies like that as opposed to in cups. I also added 1TBSP of ketchup like other reviewers did and to make it easier I combined ALL the ingredients of the sauce in a medium bowl and wisked and then just poured all that into the skillet when the chicken and the veggies were done. I WILL MAKE IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN! THANK YOU VINEYIS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2003
The best sweet and sour chicken I have ever had Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2004
It was just OK. My 4 year old didn't like it and ate a pear instead. My hubby ate two helpings though. I don't know if there was too much soy sauce for the recipe or what but it just didn't do it for us. I much prefer Lana's S S meatball sauce so next time I will use that. Thank you though! Read More
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