How to make Sweet And Sour Chicken -

The popular Chinese recipe of chicken cooked without oil

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Cornflour/ corn starch (कॉर्नफ्लावर/कॉर्नस्टार्च)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken


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Sweet And Sour Chicken

Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into 1 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 5 tablespoons

  • Tomato sauce 4 tablespoons

  • Pineapple juice 1/2 cup

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Chicken stock 2 cups

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic finely chopped 4-6 cloves

  • Onion quartered and layers separated 1 medium

  • Green capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Red capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 medium

  • Yellow capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 medium

  • Tinned pineapple cut into 1 inch pieces 1 slice

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Pat the chicken pieces dry. Roll them in two tablespoons of cornstarch. Heat a non-stick pan, place the chicken pieces on it and sear on both sides.

Step 2

Place them on a baking tray and cook in the preheated oven at 200°C. Blend the remaining cornstarch in one cup of water.

Step 3

Blend tomato sauce, sugar, pineapple juice, MSG, white pepper powder and salt to taste in one cup of chicken stock. Heat a non-stick pan, add chopped ginger, garlic and cook for one minute.

Step 4

Add onion and continue to cook for a minute more. Stir in sauce and spice mix, capsicum, red and yellow bell peppers, remaining stock and blended cornstarch.

Step 5

Cook for a couple of minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken, stirring continuously. Add chicken pieces, pineapple pieces and cook for a minute or until the sauce coats the chicken pieces.

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