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My friends and I had a great meal yesterday, with your recipe .Thanks
I thought the sauce was too thin but the taste was good
What a great recipe .. very easy to follow instructions and a tasty meal at the end of it …I added some French beans to the peppers …. mainly because they needed using up and just that touch of green brightened it up … and I think I made the S & S sauce a bit runny ….. so I thickened it with a little bit of cornflour ( UK edit ☺ )I will never buy another jar of ready made Sweet & Sour now I know it’s so easy ….Thank you Jaden
This was great. My partner doesn’t like meal foods that are sweet, but I love sweet & sour chicken and pork. I love your recipe because I could lessen the sweetness very simply, and he loved it! I loved it too, wonderful recipe. Thank you so much
I tried this dish last night and it was delicious!
Excellent and the whole family loved it. Served with rice. I didn’t use the pineapple
Question: I’m just starting out preparing meals so i probably made a mistake so i just need to know how to avoid this in the future. I heated the wok up just as hot as it said so and my first problem was the oil splatted all over the place when i added that in. My second problem was as soon as i added the chicken a huge plume of smoke erupted out of the wok, like this was A LOT of smoke and i had to scrap the whole thing….so yeah. What did i do wrong here?
Hi, Michael! It sounds to me like your wok was a little too hot. As it’s heating, try testing it every 30 seconds or so with a flick of water. As soon as the water sizzles and evaporates on contact, you’re good to go. Hope that helps!
Hey Michael …. it also sounds like you may have had too much oil in the pan …. ?
Don’t be put off.
It was really nice and also easy to make. Thinking I will add onion next time.
My husband doesn’t like thick sauces so this was perfect. Made it a few times now and we all love the recipe. I’m so thankful to have found this site.
Delicious!! Just added fresh garlic, 1/2 an onion and some soy sauce to the mix and dug in…soooo good. Thanks for the very successful, healthy meal.
Delicious! I doubled the sauce and added ~1 tsp red pepper flakes. Made 2 cups of dried rice with 4 cups of chicken broth stirred in 2 chopped whole green onions before serving.
Absolutely amazing !!
What would you suggest in place of the pineapple as I am allergic?
Hi, Evelyn! Unfortunately, pineapple is pretty integral to this recipe and I don’t have a great suggestion for a substitute. You could experiment with other fruits to see if you like the effect — go for something that’s sweet-tart like pineapple. Maybe another diced tropical fruit, like mango or papaya, and some mango juice or orange juice for the sauce? If you experiment and find something that you like, please come back and let us know!
It was so delish! I really enjoyed every bite. And I definitely plan to make it again. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, it was really easy to follow. The sauce was incredible!
It was a really good recipe. I liked how easy it was. The sauce was a little runny so I added a little more cornstarch to thicken it up. Other than that, I followed the recipe as written.
Very easy and very good! I added a cup of stir fry vegetables for more variety. Also We don’t like ginger so I always leave that out and it turned out great. Agree sauce could be thicker. Will definitely make again.
Next time I will make the sauce a little thicker, but otherwise, won’t change a thing! A new favorite.
Just got done making it. I didn’t have ginger here and I thin sliced some carrots to add but otherwise I followed the recipe. Its real good even without the ginger. Years ago chicken tonight used to have a sweet and sour sauce I liked and I tried several times to recreate with recipes I found online claiming to duplicate it. I think this came the closest with the exception I think its even better.
I made the sweet and sour chicken and it was very good. My only problem was the sauce. It definitely needs to be thickened with corn starch and simmered until thick. My sauce had a good flavor but was runny instead of coating the chicken like I expected. I will try this recipe again with thickened sauce.
A stunning method for keeping it fresh and colourful, in addition to being incredibly tasty!!
1. Added Spanish “green onions”, rather large not spring onions, to the sweet red pepper. Then their green tops — chopped — at the last minute, after the chicken.
2. Heavy on the ginger!
3. Used only thigh and drumstick chicken meat, much more flavourful and moist.
4. Added a tsp of corn starch to the S & S sauce, and subbed in 1/2: 1/2 Sweet and Hot Thai chili sauce for the ketchup, heated until it thickened, and set aside until needed.
5. Brown sugar instead of white, refined.
Amazing base recipe!!!