Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed, then cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 6 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 8 ounce can pineapples chunks in juice, drained, juice reserved
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces


In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, 4 tsp. cornstarch and 1 tbsp. soy sauce. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining cornstarch and soy sauce with the ketchup, sugar, cider vinegar and pineapple juice.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high until it shimmers. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned, about 4 minutes. Add the ginger and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add the pineapple chunks and the bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the pepper is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the ketchup mixture, bring to a boil and cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.