Food Monday ~ Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken
Preheat oven to 200ºC      Serves 4

1 onion chopped
½ green pepper sliced
½ yellow pepper sliced
1 carrot diced
few green beans (optional)
1 lb chicken breasts diced
8 oz can pineapple chunks drained (reserve juice)

1 tablespoon cornflour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 tablespoon sherry
Juice from pineapple
dash worcester sauce
seasoning to taste

Mix all sauce ingredients together.  Set aside.

Fry onions until soft.  Add peppers, carrot and beans and cook for a few minutes.  Remove from pan and keep hot.  Seal chicken in the pan and then layer chicken with Vegetables and pineapple in a casserole dish.  Pour over sauce, cover and cook at 200ºC for ten minutes, then reduce oven to 190ºC for 30 minutes.  Test and season to taste.  Serve with wild rice.

11 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Sweet & Sour Chicken

  1. Nancy


    Do you stay up all night on Sunday making up recipes that you KNOW I will not like? You are very aware that I don’t like anything SOUR. So, I have revised this recipe to be only SWEET chicken.

    Even though I have 275 gallons of vinegar (Recommended by YOU) I am taking that out when I make this chicken. Also being removed are the Onions,peppers,green beans ( I consider them sour).

    You know I have a sweet tooth ..I had the dentist put a sweet tooth on my I am doubling the pineapple. Also, since there are only the two of us, I will be halving the recipe to suit.

    Do you think my changes will affect the recipe?

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy – I suggest you cook the diced chicken first and let it cool. Then add it to a bowl of fruit salad and bingo Roy has his dinner and dessert all on one plate!! 😉 Saves time and dirty dishes too. Magic! 😆

  3. Nancy

    Well, why didn’t you say that in the first place,GM?

    What’s all this nonsense about sweet and sour chicken?

    You remember when I had my sweet tooth installed..So, in future, careful about the sour stuff.

  4. Mayo

    Serve with wild rice. I guess this is better than serving it with “wild women”. Unless it is you and Nancy.

  5. Mayo

    You better believe it. Oats is going for $6 a bushel. I have to pay for the fun with the wild women some way.


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