Sweet & Sour Chicken (Or Pork) OAMC

"This is one of my daughter's favorite meals. We use chicken, the original recipe called for pork shoulder. This freezes very well. For an even quicker dinner, precook and freeze the rice in a separate baggie. If making and serving on the same night. Allow 45 minutes for the meat to marinate."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. Place in a large zipper baggie.
  • Add garlic, reserved pineapple juice and ginger root. Seat bag and squish it around to coat the chicken with the marinade.
  • Place the bag in the fridge and allow chicken to marinate for 45 minutes. (this can be done in the morning).
  • While chicken is marinating, chop bell pepper and onion.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet or wok.
  • Add green pepper and onion and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add chicken and marinade and cook and stir for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch, brown sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. STir to make sure there are no lumps. Add this mixture to the skillet. Stir.
  • Add the pineapple chunks to the skillet.
  • Stir until the mixture has thickened slightly.
  • Serve over cooked rice.
  • To freeze: Allow to cool. Package in a rigid container or in a large freezer bag.
  • To serve: Thaw overnight in fridge and reheat on stovetop over medium low heat OR heat in microwave until bubbly.

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  1. This was pretty good. I will say however that the pineapple seemed to soak up a ton of the salt from the soy sauce and made it very bitter to eat. I think next time we will add the pineapple at the very end and not freeze it all together.
  2. Made this with pork. Marvelous and easy sauce! However, this does not feed six. I added double the vegs, and added a chunked carrot. Family would have preferred more meat.
  3. I tried this recipe tonight and it was just okay. For me it wasn't sweet enough, a little too much on the sour side. I felt that it was missing something, maybe salt. This recipe will not feed 6.<br/><br/>I don't know if I will cook this again. I always have most of the ingredients on hand so if I am in a hurry, maybe.
  4. Very good recipe. I would marinade it longer, perhaps a minimum of 4 hours up to overnight.
  5. This was very tasty. We used turkey served over brown rice. I marinated for 45 minutes, but I think it would really be worth the effort to marinate for longer.


  1. I just made two batches of this to freeze for the month. WOW! Really great recipe. I did the order of things a little differently, and used a flour roux instead of cornstarch, but am very pleased with the results. I can't wait for dinner! These might not make it to my freezer.


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