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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple and Peppers

Super Easy Chinese Chicken Recipe - Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple and Peppers.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Coarse, Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Love Keil

Equipment

  • Frying Pan or Wok

Ingredients

Beer Batter

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Sweet and Sour Chicken

  • 1 lb organic chicken breast or tenders skinless & boneless, cut into 1/2-1 inch pieces
  • avocado oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 red bell pepper seeded & sliced
  • 6-8 green onion stems chopped into 1 inch slices
  • 8 oz can, chopped pineapple 3 tablespoons of juice reserved for the sauce, the rest is drained

Instructions

How to Make Beer Batter

  • To make beer batter, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Then pour in 1/2 cup of beer and whisk the batter until smooth. After pour in the rest of 1/2 cup of beer. Whisk until everything is combined and there are no lumps.

How to Make Sweet and Sour Chicken

  • To make sweet and sour chicken, using a wok or a frying pan, fill it up halfway with avocado oil or any oil of your choice.
  • Preheat the oil over medium/high heat. Working in batches, toss each chicken piece in 1/2 cup flour, coat it in the beer batter then carefully add chicken to the hot oil.
  • Deep fry until golden color and chicken is cooked thru about 3 minutes. After chicken is done cooking transfer it to a plate lined with paper towel.

How to Make Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • Using a big skillet or wok, add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil over medium/high heat, add bell pepper and stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Now, add sauce ingredients: 1/4 cup honey, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons pineapple juice, 3 tablespoons ketchup, 3 teaspoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.
    Stir until sauce warms up then stir in 1 tablespoon of corn starch dissoled in 4 tablespoons of water. Cook until sauce thickens about 3 minutes stirring few times.
  • After, add green onion and pineapple and stir fry for another 1 minute. Coat chicken in the sauce and turn off the heat. Serve with cooked rice or rice noodles. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • The Beer Batter can be prepared ahead of time. 
  • Cut chicken meat into bite size pieces about 1/2 - 1 inch.
  • Serve Sweet and Sour Chicken immediately after cooking it.
  • Serve with Rice Noodles or Fluffy Cooked Rice.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1921IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg