Cheater Sweet and Sour Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My kids love this fast fix for chicken nuggets. There is an unusual ingredient, but it works perfectly. I wondered about the addition of pancake syrup also, but it makes such a nice sweet and sour sauce. This meal is very much a kid pleaser!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook chicken nuggets for only half of required baking time and set aside.
  2. Saute onion and green pepper in vegetable oil until crips tender.
  3. Add pineapple chunks, reserving juice.
  4. Heat on low.
  5. Add cornstarch to reserved pineapple juice and stir until dissolved.
  6. Add chicken broth, pancake syrup, vinegar, garlic powder, and soy sauce to vegetable mixture.
  7. Bring to a boil and add cornstarch mixture.
  8. Continue to boil until mixture begins to thicken@ 2-3 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat.
  10. Add chicken and stir to coat them in sauce.
  11. Cook until heated through@ 5-10 minutes.
  12. Serve over rice.


Most Helpful

Sorry, my family didn't like it. They said the chicken was soggy, and it tasted like pancake syrup.

nicoleingermantown February 26, 2009

This was great although i used chicken breasts and stir fried them. I also used the sauce part to make sesame chicken i just added sesame seeds and sesame oil! Very good.

Italian Made November 09, 2006

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