Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken


Ditch the takeaway and make this simple sweet and sour chicken recipe. This speedy Chinese-style rice dish is ready in under 30 minutes and packed with zingy flavours.

  1. In a large microwaveable dish, mix the ketchup, vinegar, sugar and garlic thoroughly with the chicken, onion and peppers. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-10 mins until the chicken is starting to cook and the sauce is sizzling.

  2. Stir in the pineapple pieces and sugar snap peas and return to the microwave for another 3-5 mins until the chicken is completely cooked. Leave to stand for a few minutes, then stir in the cashews, if using, and serve.

Credit: Good Food


Prep time: 5 - 10 Minutes

Cook time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4

  • 9 tbsp tomato ketchup

  • 3 tbsp malt vinegar

  • 4 tbsp dark muscovado sugar

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into chunks

  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 red peppers, seeded and cut into chunks

  • 227g can pineapple pieces in juice, drained

  • 100g sugar snap peas, roughly sliced

  • handful salted, roasted cashew nuts, optional