Spicy Sweet and Sour Chicken

We love Chinese food in our house so this went down a storm. Bringing all the flavour, this is hot, spicy, sweet and delicious.

I served with fluffy white rice but noodles would work just as well.

If you like Chinese food this is the one for you! Double up the sauce if you’re extra saucy!

Serves 4


4 chicken breasts – cut into strips

1 red pepper – sliced

6 spring onions

1 red chilli

Small tin of pineapple cubes

2 tablespoons sesame oil

Thumb sized piece of ginger – grated

2 cloves garlic – minced

1 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

3 tablespoons ketchup

4 tablespoons pineapple juice (reserved from the tin)

1 teaspoon chilli flakes

Salt and cracked black pepper to serve

White rice or noodles to serve


Heat a tablespoon of sesame oil in a wok or large frying pan. I like to use sesame oil as it gives a lovely Chinese flavour. Add your peppers, spring onion, sliced chilli and garlic. Once slightly softened set aside.

In a small bowl mix up your ginger, pineapple juice, ketchup, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, chilli flakes, salt and cracked black pepper. Once your chicken gets cooking you are going to pour this all over it.

Add another tablespoon of sesame oil to the pan and add the chicken strips and pour over your bowl of sauce.

Once almost cooked (about 8 mins or so), add the pepper and onion mix back in along with your pineapple chunks making sure everything is coated in the sticky sauce.

It really is that simple.