Sweet and Sour Pork or Chicken

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by lizeroo

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.

Top Review by Miss Erin C.

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.

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.

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