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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken is a popular Chinese dish, and you can easily make it right at home!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Sweet and Sour Chicken
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 283 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil divided
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper seeded, cut into 3/4 in. chunks
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken sliced into 2 x 1/2 in sclies
  • 1 can 8 oz La Choy Bamboo Shoots, drained
  • 1 can 20 oz pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 jar 10 oz La Choy Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • 1 tbsp La Choy Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • La Choy Chow Mein Noodles optional


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large skillet or wok over high heat. Cook and stir onion and bell pepper about 2 minutes, or until crisp tender. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Pour remaining 1 tbsp oil into skillet. Cook and stir chicken about 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Add onion and bell pepper back into skillet. Stir in bamboo shoots and pineapple chunks.
  3. Combine sweet and sour sauce and soy sauce in small bowl; add to skillet. Stir together corn starch and water until smooth; add to skillet.
  4. Cook until heated through and sauce thickens.
  5. Serve with chow mein noodles, if desired.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
I don't really know what the bamboo shoots have to offer. The first night we made this I didn't add them. The second night I did add them. It's good both ways but I wouldn't specifically buy the bamboo shoots again for this recipe.

Adapted from La Choy Sweet & Sour Sauce label

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 841mg37%
Potassium 957mg27%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1320IU26%
Vitamin C 57.6mg70%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.