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Easy sweet and sour chicken recipe

Easy sweet and sour chicken recipe

27 ratings

This sweet and sour chicken recipe with onions and peppers uses a pre-made sauce to save time and make this family favourite budget-friendly. Ready in just 20 minutes, it's perfect for busy weeknights when you're short on time. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 482 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 300g Grower’s Harvest long-grain rice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 365g pack Willow Farms diced chicken breast
  • 1 Redmere Farms brown onion, cut into chunks
  • 1½ Nightingale Farms peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 440g jar Hearty Food Co Sweet and Sour sauce
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White rice can always be swapped for brown (check cooking instructions for timings)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    17g 19%
  • Salt

    0.9g 14%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 84.2g Protein 28.3g Fibre 3.3g


  1. Cook the rice to pack instructions. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 3 mins, until it starts to turn golden.
  2. Add the onion and peppers and stir-fry for 5 mins, or until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Pour over the sauce and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Top up with a little water if needed. Serve over the rice.

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