This recipe is another one that I must say is one of my favorites. Sweet and sour chicken with sweet bell peppers mixed in to give this recipe an extra boost of flavor! Not that it needs it but enough of the small talk let me show you how to make sweet and sour chicken.

How to make sweet and sour chicken
How to make sweet and sour chicken

What type of chicken do I use for this sweet and sour chicken Chinese style?

For this sweet and sour chicken recipe I used chicken breast and cut them up into small bite-size pieces but if you don’t have any chicken breast on hand you can use chicken tenders for this recipe that will work as well. I wouldn’t recommend any other chicken than that.

How do I make sweet and sour sauce?

To make the sauce for this chicken recipe is truly simple. In a bowl add in your ketchup, water, sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch. Mix all those ingredients together and there you have your sauce to smother your chicken in.

How do I make easy sweet and sour chicken recipes?

The first thing you will need to do is gather your ingredients (chicken, flour, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, garlic powder, salt, pepper, soy sauce, eggs, water, vegetable oil, and cornstarch. Cut your bell peppers into bite-size pieces.  Once you have done this make sure to clean your chicken thoroughly. Now, cut your chicken into bite-size pieces. Place your chicken in a bowl and season the chicken with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Sit your chicken to the side. In another bowl add in your flour, cornstarch, eggs, soy sauce, and water. Next, mix those ingredients together. In a pan preheat your vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Grab the chicken that you sat to the side.

Use your tongs to dip the chicken into the batter then gently place into the hot grease. Use a meat thermometer to see if meat has reached 170 degrees. This can take a while because there are so many pieces of chicken. If you are comfortable remove chicken once they are golden brown and check. If the chicken is not done keep frying until done.

How to make sweet and sour chicken
How to make sweet and sour chicken

2nd half of the sweet and sour chicken recipe

So, we are going to place 1 tsp of vegetable oil in the pan on medium-low. Next, add in your bite-size red and yellow bell peppers. Allow the peppers to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Now, add in your sauce and allow to cook for 4 to 6 minutes. Make sure you stir the ingredients. Lastly, add in your chicken and stir. Serve with a hot plate of rice!

If you enjoyed this recipe then you will love making my white rice to go along with this recipe.

Well until next time chow!

How to make sweet and sour chicken

another one that I must say is one of my favorites. Sweet and sour chicken with sweet bell peppers mixed in to give this recipe an extra boost of flavor! Not that it needs it but enough of the small talk let me show you how to make sweet and sour chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
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Calories 1385kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Chicken breast Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper Cut into bite-size
  • 1/2 Green bell pepper Cut into bite-size
  • 1 1/2 Cup Self-rising flour
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder

Sweet and sour sauce

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Cup White Vinegar

Instructions

  • Cut your chicken into bite-size
  • Cut your bell peppers into bite-size pieces
  • Place your chicken in a bowl and season the chicken with salt, garlic powder, and pepper
  • Sit your chicken to the side
  • In a bowl add in your ketchup, water, sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch. Mix all those ingredients together.
  • In another bowl add in your flour, cornstarch, eggs, soy sauce, and water. Next, mix those ingredients together
  • In a pan preheat your vegetable oil to 350 degrees
  • Grab the chicken that you sat to the side
  • Use your tongs to dip the chicken into the batter then gently place into the hot grease
  • Cook chicken until the temperature has reached 170 degrees inside

Sweet and sour sauce

  • In a bowl add in your ketchup, water, sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch. Mix all those ingredients together
  • Place 1 tsp of vegetable oil in the pan on medium-low
  • Add in your bite-size red and yellow peppers
  • Cook the peppers for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add in your sweet and sour sauce and allow to cook for 4 to 6 minutes
  • Stir the ingredients
  • Add in your chicken and stir for 8 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 1385kcal | Carbohydrates: 153g | Protein: 127g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 476mg | Sodium: 2546mg | Potassium: 2215mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2498IU | Vitamin C: 129mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 6mg