Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe: This Easy Asian Chicken Recipe Is Ready in About 30 Minutes by 30Seconds Food
Sweet and sour chicken can be made in so many ways. This simple sweet and sour chicken recipe has crisp peppers and onions in a flavorful, sweet sauce – and it's ready in about 30 minutes. Serve with rice and egg rolls for an easy, delicious meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
Chicken and Vegetables
- 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 onion, cut into large pieces
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
Here's how to make it:
- Combine the slurry ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
- To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch slurry. Reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
- Put the cornstarch in a plastic zipper bag. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and shake to coat.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes. Remove to a plate.
- Add the red and green bell pepper and onion. Cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan.
- Add the sauce and cook for about 2 minutes or until thickened. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
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