There's no need to order take out when you can easily and quickly prepare sweet and sour chicken at home, and it will have your kitchen smelling utterly amazing. After all, it's a lively mix of red bell pepper, canned pineapple, onion, tomato paste, cider vinegar, and brown sugar that's all cooked along with the diced chicken breast, with cornstarch being a thickening agent. Cooked rice is the must have accompaniment.


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 3 slices pineapple (canned)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 200 milliliters pineapple syrup (canned)
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • olive oil
  • 1 tomato (medium ripe, peeled and cubed)


  1. Dice chicken breast and season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  2. Dice pepper, pineapple and onion.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Whisk cornstarch and pineapple syrup until cornstarch is dissolved.
  5. Stir in the tomato paste, vinegar and sugar and mix well.
  6. Heat a little olive oil in a wok or a high-sided skillet.
  7. Sauté onion until translucent.
  8. Add chicken and cook until golden, stirring constantly with a spatula.
  9. Add tomato and cook briefly.
  10. Add pineapple and pepper and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  11. Drizzle with prepared sauce and stir.
  12. Bring to boil and cook until sauce thickens slightly, stirring constantly.
  13. Serve with white rice.
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