Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Easy and fabulous!! Tastes very much like sweet and sour chicken from a good Chinese place. This is from a lady in Iowa and was in the Cooking for 2 magazine. It will be in our regular dinner rotation.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and cayenne. Add chicken, a few strips at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a skillet, brown chicken in butter on all sides.
  3. Combine the lime juice, honey, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; pour over chicken. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until juices run clear and sauce is thickened.
Most Helpful

I like the concept but the recipe needs some work for us. It was very sweet and didn't have enough other flavor. I think next time I would skip the brown sugar, add lime zest, add more heat and add some garlic. Maybe something else like a rum? I don't know. I really like the idea and will try and find a recipe that we like more. My very picky 5 year old did love this though so thank you.

lolablitz December 19, 2013

THIS WAS SO GOOD!! I have to admit...I did cheat a bit. We had leftover chicken breast we had cooked a few days ago. So I cut them up, made the marinade, and then warmed up the chicken slowly in a pan with the marinade. This was YUMMY! Perfect blend of some tart from the lime balanced with sweet from the honey and sugar. A definite keeper. THANKS for sharing!

LillyZackMom September 24, 2012

This recipe ROCKS! Such caramelized goodness when the sauce reduces down. Mmmmm, Mmmmmm good. It really does taste like GOOD sweet and sour chicken. I will definitely be making this again and again. For me, this is one treasure of a recipe. Thank you so much for posting.

Suzie May 27, 2010