Chinese Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

All I can say is just try it, you are going to just love this yummy dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook celery, geen peppers and carrots in a small amount of water in a saucepan, until tender-crisp; drain, set aside.
  2. Combine flour, minced garlic, egg, ginger, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well.
  3. Pound the chicken fillets with a meat mallet.
  4. Cut into strips.
  5. Dip the chicken strips into batter; coating well.
  6. Brown lightly in hot oil, in a large skillet; drain on paper towels.
  7. In a Dutch oven, bring 1-1/2 cups water to a boil.
  8. Stir in brown sugar; cook 1 minute.
  9. Add in vinegar and tomatoes; bring to a boil again.
  10. Stir in cornstarch and remaining 1 cup water, gradually.
  11. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly; add chicken, cooked veggies and salt to taste.
  12. Cook until heated through.
  13. Serve over cooked rice.
Most Helpful

This was outstanding!! Better sweet and sour sauce then i've ever had in any chinese restaurant gf also agrees! There was just enuff breading for chicken so i will make some more next time (double is too much).. didnt make much changes only added maybe 1-1,5tbsp of soy sauce to give it a little depth(?) or somthing anyway it worked out great! Thank you so much for posting this i luv it!! (i used Muscovado brow sugar, dont know whats the difference with normal)

Tiippo iippo January 09, 2008

I liked this it was very good. Bit of a fuss to make and it makes a LOT. I added more vegies cabage and others and a can of pineapple. Make sure you mix the corn starch in the last cup of water before you put it in. The breading for the chicken was way too thick I added some white wine to thin it out. I only used two chicken breasts there may not have been enough breading for 4.

John W Wenzelburger June 24, 2004