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Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken with vegetables, a tasty dinner dish ready in about 15 minutes. So much better and a lot healthier than any take away. Serve it with rice or noodles for a truly Asian feast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 653kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts (diced)
  • 2 tablespoon corn flour
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon muscovado sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 ½ tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2.5 cm fresh ginger root
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 onion


  • Place the chicken in a bag, add one tablespoon of corn flour, a quarter of a teaspoon of salt and the ground pepper and seal the bag.
  • Shake it well so that the chicken can be coated evenly.
  • Heat up two tablespoons of oil in a pan, add the chicken and fry until brown and cooked through.
  • Peel and grate the garlic cloves and ginger, chop the spring onions and add them to a wok together with half a teaspoon of oil.
  • Stir for 30 seconds, then add peppers and onion chopped roughly.
  • Stir well for about 5 minutes, so that the vegetables can soften. A high heat is recommended when stir frying.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • In a separate pan, combine the ketchup, soy sauces, vinegar, sugar and sesame oil.
  • Mix one tablespoon of corn flour with two tablespoons of cold water, then add the mixture to the pan.
  • Stir gently on a medium heat until the sauce thickens.
  • Pour it over the vegetables, add the cooked chicken and mix well.
  • Serve hot!


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Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 2114mg | Potassium: 1450mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2477IU | Vitamin C: 198mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg