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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 10
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 2 lbs. chicken diced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tbsp. rice cooking wine
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch + 3 tbsp. water
  • cornstarch for dredging
  • 1- 20 oz. tin pineapple chunks
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1 tsp. salt optional
  • 1 tsp. five spice powder
  • 1 tsp. complete seasoning optional
  • 2 sprigs chive chopped ( for garnish)
  • 1 green and red sweet pepper optional


  • Wash diced chicken with lime and water. Drain. Season with soy sauce, cooking wine, complete seasoning and 5 spice powder. Marinate for at least 20 minutes. Note: The longer the chicken marinates the better it will infuse the seasoning and taste better. If you can leave it overnight it would be best.
  • Dredge chicken in cornstarch and set aside for 5 minutes. Heat oil……When ready, deep fry chicken for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.Drain on paper towels.
  • Now for the Sweet and Sour Sauce Place pot over medium flame and add peanut oil. When hot add vinegar, water, sugar and 1 tsp salt. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Add pineapple, and cornstarch mixed in 3 tbsp of water. Allow to reduce until thick, stirring occasionally. Then add the chicken and mix well. Remove from heat. Garnish with chopped chive (optional) Serve hot.