Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

Delicious Asian dish

Preparation time: over 30 minutes

Ingredients for: 2 people


Shan'shi ingredients

Additional ingredients

  • 200 Gr. Chicken Breast (diced)
  • 30 Gr. Fresh Pineapple (diced)
  • 10 Gr. Onion (sliced in 4 and shredded)
  • 45 Gr. Bell Peppers (diced)
  • 30 Gr. Carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 10 Gr. Spring Onions
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 200 Gr. Flour
  • 80 ml Cold Water
  • Cashew Nuts to garnish
  • Spring Onion thin sliced to garnish

Sweet and sour is particularly popular in westernised Cantonese cuisine and may be found all over the world commonly with pork or chicken. Several provinces in China produce various dishes that claim to be the ancestor including a traditional Jiangsu dish called “pork in a sugar and vinegar sauce”. This Sweet n Sour Chicken was one of my favorites during my school days.


Dice chicken breast and keep it aside.

Prepare the batter by mixing cold water and flour in a bowl, stirring well to avoid lumps.

Add the chicken to the mixture, stir until the meat is completely covered by the batter and leave aside for a few minutes.

In the meantime, heat up a wok over a medium fire (you can also use a deep pot or pan), add 1 Lt of Edernuss Ol and heat it up for five minutes, (you can drop a Tsp of batter in the oil to check when is ready to fry).

Start frying the chicken 3/4 pieces at the time until golden brown and set aside on kitchen tissue to absorb any oil in excess.

Cut up all the vegetables then heat the wok oil in another wok or pan.

Add all the diced veggies and cook for 5 minutes, stirring well until all vegetables are cooked on the outside but still crispy inside.

Stir in cherry tomatoes and diced pineapple, mix well adding sweet n sour sauce, oyster sauce, wok sauce, rice vinegar, salt and sugar.

Cook for another couple of minutes and finally stir in the chicken that we have previously deep fried.

Stir for another 2 minutes until well combined. Serve garnished with cashew nuts, sesame seeds, spring onion and rice.

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