Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken


This a really easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy! Serve over rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 3 celery ribs, sliced

  • 2 green bell peppers, diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • ½ cup crushed pineapple with syrup

  • cup packed brown sugar


  1. Combine flour, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a shallow dish.

  2. Roll and coat chicken cubes in flour mixture.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Cook and stir chicken in hot oil until not longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes; remove and set aside.

  5. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the same skillet over medium heat.

  6. Cook and stir celery, green peppers, and onion in heated oil until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.

  7. Return chicken to the skillet.

  8. Whisk ketchup, lemon juice, pineapple, and brown sugar in a bowl; pour into the skillet; bring to a boil.

  9. Cook and stir chicken and vegetables in sauce until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

    close up view of Sweet and Sour Chicken with peppers over rice on a black plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
14g Fat
49g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 870mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 78mg 390%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1147mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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