Naked Sweet and Sour Chicken


Naked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Naked Sweet and Sour Chicken
15 Min

If you're a fan of Chinese-style sweet and sour chicken, but are trying to eat a little lighter, then you're going to love this lightened-up recipe. Our Naked Sweet and Sour Chicken is a homemade Chinese-takeout favorite!

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces

What to Do

  1. Preheat a stovetop wok or large skillet over medium-high heat or an electric wok to 400 degrees F. Heat oil until hot but not smoking. Add chicken and garlic and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add ketchup, honey, vinegar, pineapple and its juice, and red peppers; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until sauce begins to boil.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce and cornstarch; whisk well.
  4. When ketchup mixture is bubbling, add soy sauce mixture; cook 2 to 3 more minutes, or until heated through and sauce has thickened. Add scallions and toss until well coated.


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Excellent Recipe! and so easy to assemble. Thank you so much for another great staple to my collection!

This recipe is exactly as I would want it. This is a must try. Thank you for wonderful other recipes. I am a chicken person

This was delicious. Ii'm making it for the third time today...I don't have any green peppers, so I'm using carrots and also going to add fresh pineapple.

Wow! 3 times in 1 day! That'll serve 12 people . . .

This is delicious and easy to make. Today I'm making it for the 3rd time. Don't have any green pepper so I'm going to use carrots. Also adding fresh pineapple.

This was very good and it real quick to make. I didn't add scallions because I have never had them and did not want to ruin the dish.

I have only one word for this dish " DELICIOUS" I can't say anymore!

Love Chinese! I also enjoy Sweet & Sour Chicken. This recipe is a winner: doesn't take too many ingredients, it's easy, and I have all the ingredients! I am going to try it this weekend.


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