Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Main: Sweet & sour chicken

(Recipe from Cookbook.co.za)

You will need:

  •  500g skinned and deboned chicken
  • 4 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 onions
  • 1 green pepper cut into squares
  • 2 slices pineapple cubed
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch (maizena)
  • 30ml vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)


  1. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, place in a bowl and cover with most of the maizena (keep aside 1 tablespoon or so). Stir it around to coat each piece evenly.
  2. Heat a wok with oil and deep fry the chicken pieces until white but not cooked through, remove and drain on paper towel.
  3. Heat a little oil in the wok for stir-frying, add the peppers, onions and pineapple and cook for about 1 minute stirring.
  4. Add the Vinegar, sugar, tomato puree, apricot jam and sesame oil, stir for a few minutes and add the chicken. Mix thoroughly and allow to cook for about 3 minutes.
  5. Now take the rest of the maizena, mix into 50ml of water and pour into the wok to thicken the sauce.
  6. Serve with boiled rice, you’re gonna love it
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