Sweet & Sour Chicken Stir Fry

by Suzanne on March 21, 2013

in Chicken, Savory

Sweet & sour chicken stir fry @www.you-made-that.comAsian food is a favorite of mine although I don’t have many recipes for good Asian food mostly because I’m a little timid about making it. Another reason I don’t have many recipes is that my kids don’t really enjoy it like I do. Well, I have one more person living with us who really likes Asian food our foreign exchange student who is from Germany! She pretty much likes to cook and eat all different kinds of food so I’ve enjoyed cooking more Asian meals lately for her and I. This sweet and sour chicken stir fry recipe originally comes from Steve at the blog Black Peppercorn.   I add my own changes to it because I didn’t think it had enough flavor so I added fresh ginger and fresh garlic which seemed to boost the flavor. I like things spicy at my house so I made sure I had some Sriracha hot sauce to go with my helping.  If you like sweet and sour dishes then try making this easy dinner for your family.

Sweet & Sour Chicken Stir Fry

24 oz. or 4- 6 ounce chicken breast cut into 2 in cubes
3 carrots chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
1 onion chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
1 small can pineapple tidbits, drain and reserve juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 T. garlic minced
1 T. chopped fresh ginger
4 T. brown sugar
2 T. ketchup
3 T. soy sauce
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
3 tsp. corn starch
pepper to taste
Cooked Rice

Step 1:Prepare vegetables by peeling and slicing the carrot, chop celery, cut pepper and onion into 1 inch pieces or chunks.
Step 2:Drain the pineapple from the can reserving 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice.
Step 3:In a separate bowl, whisk together the pineapple juice, minced garlic, chopped ginger, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and corn starch, ensuring the corn starch is dissolved.
Step 4: Cube chicken and stir fry in large skillet on high heat or wok with 2 tablespoons of oil until no longer pink. When done put in another bowl and set aside.
Step 5: Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and put in the sliced carrots, celery, pepper and onion. Cover the wok or fry-pan with a lid. Check every couple minutes and stir to ensure the vegetables do not stick to the bottom of the pan. If needed, add the optional 2 tbsp of water which will help steam the veggies and keep them from burning.
Step 6: Once the carrots and celery start to soften, lower the heat and add the pineapple chunks and cooked chicken.
Step 7: Pour the sauce into the fry-pan and stir it gently through the chicken and veggies. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

Serve on cooked rice.

Sweet & sour chicken stir fry @www.you-made-that.com

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I love stir fry, it makes such a great week night meal. This looks so tasty, Suzanne!

2 Suzanne March 22, 2013 at 12:43 am

Thanks Laura 🙂

3 Patty March 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

One of my favorite stir fry dishes Suzanne! Very pretty picture;-)

4 Suzanne March 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Thanks you Patty 🙂

5 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction March 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Love stir fry! This recipe sounds like it would be perfect for weeknights!

6 CCU March 22, 2013 at 9:29 pm

What a wonderful, colourful and delicious stir fry 😀


7 Suzanne March 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

thank you 🙂

8 Carol | a cup of mascarpone March 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

One of my favorite foods, and yours looks so delicious, Suzanne! Perfect weeknight, or maybe today ;} meal! Have a great weekend!!!

9 Suzanne March 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Thank you Carol, hope you like it.

10 Valerie March 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Oh, this looks wonderful, Suzanna (I can practically smell the garlic and ginger!). 😀

11 Suzanne March 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Thanks Valerie xoxo!

12 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings March 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Yes, I need more quick stir-fry recipes like this. Even though I am Chinese, I am probably less versed at cooking Chinese food than most people. This is something I should develop more in the blog and include more of in my repertoire. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Have a good weekend, Suzanne.4

13 Suzanne March 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Your welcome Jen, hope you try this out.

14 Erin @ Texanerin Baking March 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

Haha. I don’t really like Asian food but I live in Germany with my German husband and he also loves it. Those Germans… spreading their Asian food love. 😉

This looks great! I’ll add it to my list of dishes to try for him. 🙂

15 Suzanne March 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Yay for your German husband Erin.

16 The Café Sucré Farine March 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm

This is so fresh and delicious looking Suzanne. I know you love having someone in the house with such adventuresome taste!

17 Suzanne March 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Thanks Chris, you are so right I love having a person who likes to eat like me!

18 Amy (Savory Moments) March 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I love Asian foods and this stir fry looks great – so flavorful and colorful! Yum!

19 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 27, 2013 at 12:28 am

Sweet and sour…my favourite flavours. The chicken stir-fry looks so appetizing and flavoursome.

20 Nami | Just One Cookbook March 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Nice to see you made an Asian food! Stir fry is easy quick meal, and has so many various flavor. My kids like sweet and sour flavor while I like more soy sauce base. Hope you have a wonderful Easter, Suzanne!

21 Tessa March 31, 2013 at 9:44 am

What a lovely stir fry recipe!

22 Suzanne April 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Thanks Tessa 🙂

23 Lora @cakeduchess April 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

My kids love stir-fry recipes. Now I have a new one to try it this weekend.:)

24 Suzanne April 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

I hope you try and like this recipe.

25 Jeff April 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

This was awesome! My daughter absolutely devoured this recipe so I had to share my experience in making it on my site. Not to worry though, I totally linked back to you many times over! Thanks for the fabulous recipe! Cheers!

26 Suzanne April 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Thank you Jeff for letting me know how much you liked the recipe and posting about it on your site.

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