Enjoy a mix of tropical and exotic flavours with Sweet and Sour Chicken at home. It is made with deep-fried chicken coated in the sweet-sour sauce along with pineapple and bell peppers. This recipe is super easy to make and takes only 25 minutes to prepare. Learn how to make Sweet and Sour Chicken at home with the following recipe.
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Make Sweet and Sour Chicken at Home within 30 Minutes
In a bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, brown sugar and garlic, and keep aside. In a wok, heat oil on medium-high to high flame. Meanwhile, coat the chicken with cornstarch and dip them into the egg and then again in the cornstarch. Carefully drop the chicken in the hot oil and cook for about 2-3 minutes until crispy and golden. Remove on a kitchen tissue to drain the excess oil.
Remove the excess oil from the wok, leaving behind about a tablespoon of oil. Sauté bell peppers, onion and pineapple for about a couple of minutes until crisp and tender. Add the prepared sauce and stir-fry for about 30 seconds while coating the vegetables. Add the fried chicken and cook until sauce boils and thickens.
Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and spring onions. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Make sure the coating on the chicken is crispy and light. If you use too much batter, the chicken will become bulky and spongy on absorbing the sauce.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can we skip the onions for this recipe?
No. Onions and bell peppers help cut the sweetness in the dish. If you skip the onions, the dish will become too sweet.
Can I use canned pineapples or pineapple puree instead of fresh ones?
Yes. You can use canned pineapples too. However, avoid the use of pureed pineapple for this dish.