Sweet & Sour Chicken by Sachie

Sweet & Sour Chicken by Sachie

Sweet and Sour Chicken


Do you remember ordering Sweet and Sour Pork from the local Chinese Takeaways?  Well with this recipe, you can now make it at home with all the delicious tastiness and freshest ingredients!  I used chicken for this recipe but Pork or any White Fish will work perfectly fine!




Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes



2 Chicken thigh (360g), cut into small sizes

1 Tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine

1 Tbsp Soy sauce

4 Tbsp Potato starch (or corn starch)

Oil for deep frying


1 red capsicum, cut into bite size

1 green capsicum, cut into bite size

2 slices of pineapple, cut into small pieces

2 cloves of garlic, sliced

2 Tbsp Soy Sauce

2 Tbsp Tomato sauce

2 Tbsp Vinegar

4 Tbsp white sugar



  1. Marinate chicken with chinese cooking wine and soy sauce for 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
  2. To make the sweet and sour sauce, mix soy sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar, white sugar in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or deep fryer to 180 degrees. Dust the chicken with potato starch and deep fry for couple of minutes or until chicken is cooked though. Drain the oil with kitchen paper and set aside
  4. While you are deep frying the chicken, heat a frying pan on medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp of cooking oil. Add garlic and wait until fragrant. Add capsicum and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the sweet and sour mix,100ml of water and pineapple and cook on medium heat.
  6. Once the sauce starts to bubble, add the deep fried chicken and stir well for a minute or until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Serve with cooked rice!





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About author

Sachie is an International Author, TV personality and owner of the largest & most award-winning Cooking School in Australasia teaching Asian & Pacific Fusion Classes.

Comments (2)

michelle dawson

super easy to make and very tasty! My partner came back for third helpings!! I’m thinking this would be a great recipe to get young cooks cooking – supervision with the deep frying needed though!

June 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Third helpings – that’s good to hear 😀 Yeah, we have to supervise young one if they are doing the deep frying but otherwise, it would be a good one to do!!! Maybe give them the recipe for Sunday family dinner 😀 You might have to clear up all the dishes after the dinner though … lol

    June 16, 2014 at 8:46 pm

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