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Sweet and Sour Chicken
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Sweet and Sour Chicken is a tangy, delicious dish that's better than takeout!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chicken, Tony Chachere's, French Dressing
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 797 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Tony Chachere's French Dressing
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into one-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more as needed
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 green pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium, yellow onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 8-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds, for sprinkling, if desired
Sweet and Sour Sauce
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for sweet and sour sauce. Whisk together until well blended. Set aside.

  1. Add cornstarch to a large plastic storage bag. Add chunks of chicken and toss until well coated.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the three eggs to a small bowl and whisk. Add the flour to another small bowl. First dip the chicken pieces into the egg and then into the flour. Add some of the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, flipping each piece halfway thru, until cooked through and lightly browned. Continue to cook until all chicken pieces have been cooked, adding more vegetable oil as needed. Remove all chicken with tongs to a large platter.

  4. Add the red and green bell pepper chunks and onions to the skillet and cook until just crisp, about 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add the sweet and sour sauce and cook 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken and pineapple and toss until well coated. Cook until the sauce is thickened.

  5. Before serving, sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve immediately. I like to serve with steamed white rice.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 797 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 248mg83%
Sodium 1360mg59%
Potassium 907mg26%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1513IU30%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.