Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken


Novice Foodie
Let me share this classic dish which is a perfect balance of tangy and sweet flavors, tender chicken bites, and colorful vegetables, all bathed in a rich, glossy sauce. Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken. Hope you can follow.


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the
Sweet and Sour Sauce:​

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks


Step 1: Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Dredge the chicken in cornstarch, then dip them in the beaten eggs.

Step 3: Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and set aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

Step 4: In a separate pan, combine ketchup, rice vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, and the cornstarch-water mixture. Cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens.

Step 5: Add diced bell pepper, onion, and pineapple chunks to the sauce. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are tender yet still crisp.

Step 6: Add the fried chicken to the sauce and stir until evenly coated.

Step 7: Serve hot over steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if desired.

Hope you can follow! Enjoy!
Wow! 😋🍍🥢 Homemade sweet and sour chicken sounds like the ultimate comfort food! It's a classic takeout favorite made healthier and more flavorful at home. Can't wait to whip up a batch and enjoy the perfect balance of tangy sweetness with tender chicken and crunchy veggies.