Chinese Fakeaway: Sweet & Sour Chicken

Chinese Fakeaway: Sweet & Sour Chicken

Preparation time: 10

Cooking time: 20

Number of servings: 2-3


  • 2x chicken breasts or 4x chicken thighs
  • 2x cloves garlic
  • 1x thumb size piece ginger
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree/paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • Tin of pineapple rings/chunks with juice
  • 1x carrot
  • 1x onion
  • 1x bell pepper
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Pinch of Chinese Five Spice
  • Cooking oil


  1. Cut the chicken into bitesize pieces and place into a bowl. Remember to wash your hands!
  2. In a large frying pan, heat a tablespoon of cooking oil on medium heat until it is hot. Add the chicken and fry on a medium heat until it is lightly browned all over. Remove the chicken from the pan and put back into the bowl.
  3. Into the frying pan, add the onions, carrots and peppers all at once. Fry for 5 minutes until slightly soft.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant – about 1 minute. Add the tomato paste, soy sauce and cornflour and stir for 30 seconds. Open the tin of pineapple and add the chunks and the juice.
  5. Add the chicken pieces into the pan with the sauce. Stir gently and wait for it to boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the sauce it stick and the chicken is cooked through
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  • Kitchen Hob
  • x1 Chopping board
  • x1 Knife
  • x1 Large frying pan
  • x1 Bowl
  • x1 Wooden spoon (or other stirring utensil)

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