Sweet & sour chicken


Based on the delicious hairy bikers recipe, from the BBC. Better than any take away!
Serves 4







  • 1 can of pineapple chunks (drained, but keep the juice)
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 150ml water
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into chunks)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 red pepper (De-seeded and chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (De-seeded and chopped)
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (peeled and finely grated)
  • Thumb sized piece of root ginger (peeled and grated)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)



Put the cornflour into a bowl and add 3 tablespoons of pineapple juice. Mix to a paste.

Add the rest of the juice, water, soy, vinegar, sugar, ketchup and chilli. Mix well.

Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion, carrots and pepper for a few minutes.

Add the chicken, pineapple, garlic and ginger and stir fry for a few minutes.

Stir the cornflour/pineapple mix and add it to the pan. Season well and bring to a simmer.

Cook for 5 – 10 minute, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick and sticky.

Serve with rice and prawn crackers

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