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Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry

Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry

Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry - made with a classic Sweet & Sour Sauce which is truly like what you get at good Chinese restaurants.

Course Main
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • ½ cup white sugar
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp pineapple juice from the canned pineapple pieces
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, or (gluten-free Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce, or (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp Oyster Sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 1 tbsp corn starch + 2 tbsp water mixed together

Stir Fry

  • tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • ½ onion halved and sliced
  • 400 gms – 13 oz. chicken thigh fillets cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 red capsicum / bell pepper cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 green capsicum / bell pepper cut into bite size pieces
  • 250 gms – 8 oz. canned pineapple pieces in natural juice.
  • Sliced shallots / scallions for garnish


  1. Mix together the sauce ingredients and keep aside.
  2. Mix together the thickener in a separate small bowl.
  3. Cut and chop all the ingredients.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add the garlic and onion, and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken and stir fry it until it is white all over but still pink inside.
  6. Add the bell pepper and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the mixed sauce ingredients and stir until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce begins to bubble.
  8. Add the thickener. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Then cook until the sauce thickens to a syrup consistency – this will take about 3 minutes.
  9. Add the pineapple pieces (just to warm) and remove from the stove.
  10. Garnish with shallots and serve it hot with fried rice.