Sweet and Sour Pork or Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

I have made this recipe many times and it is fail-safe and pretty fast to throw together on a week night. Originally from a Pillsbury cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt shortening in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken or pork; sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Brown well.
  4. Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Combine brown sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium bowl.
  6. Gradually add 2/3 cup reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, water, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce to dry ingredients; mix well.
  7. Stir into meat and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
  8. Add green pepper, red pepper, onion, and pineapple chunks.
  9. Cover and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes until vegetables are tender crisp.
  10. Serve over hot cooked rice.


Most Helpful

It thought this was close to what my mom used to make for us. I used cider vinegar, I know that's what my mom used, and I thought it was great. I grew up with sweet and sour pork from the electric skillet and I was looking for a recipe when I had a craving and I couldn't get ahold of my mom to get her recipe. This recipe was very close to what my mom used to make. I thought it was great. She may have gotten it from a Pillsbury cookbook actually...comfort food.

Miss Erin C. August 23, 2003

My husband and I both liked the recipe, but we agreed it needed a little work to get it to our likeings. So we used the pork, cut back on the pineapple and juice, added more peppers, and salt. We enjoyed it much better.

kimberlie14 June 03, 2003

I was really disappointed in this recipe. I used pork and followed the directions exactly. My husband and I thought that the sauce had a rather strange taste rather than a traditional sweet and sour taste, and it really lacked salt. Perhaps substituting seasoned rice vinegar for the regular vinegar would make a difference.

Debra Mills April 19, 2003

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