Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is exactly like your favourite sweet and sour from the local down the road, but with fewer calories! why not give it a try?


4 People


10 minutes


15 minutes


  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Can opener
  • Small bowl
  • Large pan/wok
  • Stirring spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring jug


  • 1 onion
  • 2 peppers
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 150millilitres cold water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Simple steps

  1. Peel and finely chop the onion.
  2. Cut the red pepper into thin strips.
  3. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
  4. Open the can of pineapple chunks and drain into a jug.
  5. In a bowl, mix the cornflour with a little pineapple juice to make a paste.
  6. Stir in the rest of the juice and add the tomato ketchup, soy sauce, white wine vinegar and water.
  7. Heat a wok or pan on a medium heat and add the oil. Cook for 4 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, stirring all the time.
  8. Add the onion and peppers and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  9. Stir in the pineapple.
  10. Add the sauce and stir until the mixture thickens. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Serve with rice.


calories: 318 kcal

fat: 12.8g

saturated fat: 3.2g

carbohydrates: 11.9g

sugars: 7.1g

salt: 1.61g

Allergen information



Soya bean


White wine vinegar may contain Sulphites – check label