Sweet & Sour Chicken

How to make Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Ingredients: 4 servings.

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans pineapple tidbits in juice
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally
  • ½ red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • water as needed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Drain pineapple tidbits and place juice into a 1-cup liquid measure. Place drained pineapple in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Add bell peppers, carrot, and onion to the pineapple tidbits. Pour 2 tablespoons avocado oil over top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir until coated with oil and seasoning, then spread in a single layer on a sheet pan. Place chicken into the same bowl, drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and nestle chicken pieces on the sheet pan between the pineapple and vegetable pieces.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add enough water to the reserved pineapple juice to make 1 cup liquid. Transfer 3 tablespoons of the liquid to a small bowl and add cornstarch. Stir with a fork or whisk until smooth.
  • Pour remaining liquid into a saucepan with brown sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce, ginger-garlic paste, and white pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat. Slowly add cornstarch mixture, whisking briskly. Return to a boil and allow to thicken, whisking constantly, about 1 minute.
  • Drizzle chicken, pineapple, and vegetables with sauce to serve.
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