Sweet & Sour Chicken

Classic sweet & sour flavoured chicken served with rice or veggies.

Submitted by Deanna Rankin

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Classic sweet & sour flavoured chicken served with rice or veggies.
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Serving: 4
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4



  • 600 g boneless skinless chicken(cut into 1-inch chunks) (I used chicken legs & cut off the flesh from the bone, use whatever chicken you want).
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 - 3eggs (slightly beaten)
  • ¼ cup olive
  • ½-1 cup frozen peas
  • ½-1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ each of red & green capsicum sliced into slivers
  • 1 brown onion sliced into slivers
  • 3-4 schallot stems chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped into strips


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 3-4 cloves of fresh garlic chopped fine


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Place the cornstarch in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Place the eggs in a separate shallow bowl. Working in two batches, toss the chicken pieces in cornstarch and then coat with the egg.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Again working in two batches, brown the chicken, turning it so that all sides are browned. Then brown up the sliced onion.
  • Place the chicken & onion & other vegetables in the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients and pour evenly over the chicken. Turn the chicken to ensure each piece is coated.
  • Place chicken in. Pour the sauce over the chicken and stir to coat.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours


  • You can substitute white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
  • You can also use pineapple juice for a different flavour!
  • You can add chunks of pineapple to the chicken mixture in the pan before cooking for even more flavour.
  • You can serve with steamed rice, cauliflower rice, or fried rice, along with steamed or stir-fried vegetables (broccoli, carrots, snow peas, etc.).

1 thought on “Sweet & Sour Chicken”

  1. Tried this one last night and it is delicious! I used breast and the chicken was so soft. This is now a regular, would definitely recommend it

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