New This Month

Stir-Fried Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

Don't call for delivery! This satisfying lightened-up version of the chinese takeout classic is easy to make at home.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2012
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

"Ever look up a traditional recipe for sweet-and-sour chicken? I'll save you the trouble -- it's deep-fried. Don't get me wrong, I love fried food. But weeknight frying is no fun. Here's my anytime version: It's a simple, quick, and easy-cleanup stir-fry -- classic flavor included." - Sarah Carey

Similar Recipes


How would you rate this recipe?
  • Patsy Ann
    15 DEC, 2012
    It is fabulous. Only change I made was using canned diced pineapple (drained - easier than finding a good ripe pineapple in our small town) and 2 sweet red peppers because I had them in refrigerator and needed to use them. Would add sweet peppers to this recipe every time. Used only one jalapeno. Hot enough for us! This is a real keeper and would probably work with pork or shrimp as well.

I'm in the mood for:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • an appetizer
  • a cocktail
{{secDropdownPreword}} {{secDropdownTitle}}
  • that's eggy
  • that's fruity
  • that's hearty
  • that's healthy
  • that's simple
  • that's a smoothie
  • that's a casserole
  • that's off the beaten path
  • that's light
  • that's packable
  • that's speedy
  • that's warming
  • that's kid-friendly
  • that's comforting
  • that's quick
  • that's healthy
  • that's a sunday dinner classic
  • that's vegetarian
  • that's seasonal
  • that's chocolaty
  • that's an american classic
  • that's easy
  • that's fruity
  • that's salty and sweet
  • that's over the top
  • that's crowd pleasing
  • that's simple
  • that's for a cocktail party
  • that's a dip or spread
  • that's healthy
  • that's cheesy
  • that's shaken not stirred
  • that's bubbily
  • that's good for a crowd
  • that's ideal for brunch
  • that's seasonal
  • that's simple
  • that's artisanal
See Recipes