Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe

01/15/2012 2:00 pm · 6 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken

You will need:

  • 1 large carrot peeled and sliced thin (about 1/2 cup) You many save a few peels for garnish
  • 1 small onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 of a 20 ounce can of Dole Pineapple Chopped (save the juice for the sauce)
  • 1 stalk of celery chipped  (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 large Chicken Breast boneless skinless sliced into thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 3-4 cups cooked rice

 Cut up veggies and set aside.

Slice chicken into thin strips, and then place in a bag.  Season with salt and pepper, then add corn starch and flour to the bag. Twist the bag shut, try to trap air in the bag so you can shake the chicken and get an even coating of flour and corn starch.

Add the chicken to a hot skillet, with 1/4 of a cup olive oil.  Cook over medium high heat till it is almost done, and starting to brown.  Then add in veggies, let cook an additional 3-5 minutes.

Add the brown sugar,  white vinegar, soy sauce and  ketchup  to the pineapple juice left in the can (20 oz can).  Stir and then add to the chicken and vegetables. Continue to cook,   It will thicken within a few minutes, salt and pepper to taste.  Serve over rice.

To make it look fancy you can add a few carrot peels (use a peeler) and a few spinach leaves on top.


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So, I made this last night, I made a few adjustments, ( I think it is impossible for me to follow a recipe exactly how it is written...I'm weird like that!) and it was great!! Everyone loved it! I added a few more veggies, 1/4 chopped red and yellow bell pepper, some fresh garlic, a little less sugar, it was delish. Thank you again!


I make a sweet n sour chicken my family loves over jasmine rice, but i chunk up chicken breasts into 1/2 inch pieces dip in tempura batter from kikomann and then deep fry the pieces and then over in another pan saute up a julienned half onion and 2 carrots cut into thin sticks,1/2 julienned pepper saute until soft in butter oil evoo whatever then add in the cooked tempura chicken 1 jar of La Choy sweet n sour sauce and a few drained pineapple if desired ....mix serve over cooked rice! yum!

Gina Powell
Gina Powell

I am going to try this for my husband when he gets home this weekend. He always wants Chinese but all the places around us are super expensive. Dinner and a movie night here we come!

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Happy to help... this one is not my favorite.... as I do not really like sweet and sour. But Matt and the kids all love it.


Thanks Sarah! I'm trying this tonight!


Thanks! I've been wanting to make Sweet & Sour Chicken, you must have read my mind! Like always come through with a great meal idea!

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