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Sweet & Sour Chicken

I love how easy Chinese recipes come together and so will you. This Sweet & Sour Chicken can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Course dinner, Gluten free
Cuisine Asian recipe, Chinese recipe, Gluten free
Keyword Asian recipe, Chicken recipes, Chinese recipe, gluten free, one pot meal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too


  • 1 1/2 Lbs Chicken thighs cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Corn starch
  • 2 Whole Eggs beaten
  • 1/4 Cup GF flour
  • 1/4 Cup Canola oil
  • 1 Whole Red Pepper cut in chunks
  • 1 Whole Green pepper cut in chunks
  • 1 Whole medium yellow onion rough dice
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup Ketchup
  • 4 Tsp gf soy sauce
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 Whole Pineapple diced (or use one can)


  1. Begin by making the sauce. Whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic in a bell jar. Set aside.

    Pour enough canola oil into a the wok and heat to approximately 350 degrees.

    Meanwhile, set up a dredging station. First, add the cornstarch to a large bowl and dredge the chicken pieces thoroughly. Next, run the chicken pieces through the beaten eggs, and finish by running through the gluten free flour. Add to the oil and cook for approximately 2 - 3 minutes. Add to a strainer over a pot. Cook the remaining chicken pieces. Repeat with all the chicken to get it super crispy. Set aside.

    Pour out all but 2 tbsp of the oil. Add the bell peppers and onions and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Next, add the pineapple and cook forĀ 1 - 2 more minutes. You want the veggies just softened and maintaining some crispness.

    Now the sauce is added and cooked for approximately 2 minutes. It is cooked until thickened and all the chicken and veggies are coated.

    Serve with white rice. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Dinner Then Dessert - https://dinnerthendessert.com/sweet-sour-chicken/