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Easy Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe. Non-breaded pieces of tender chicken breast, coated in four ingredient sweet and sour sauce with sauteed mushrooms and peppers and served with broccoli and rice.easy-non-authentic-sweet-and-sour-chicken-recipe

This easy sweet and sour chicken recipe.

It is so easy to make and tastes delicious!

The sauce has the perfect sweetness and consistency.

Happy Friday guys!

It feels pretty cold and windy around here and it is the perfect time to share this family favorite recipe with you.

I wanted to keep things nice and short today because I had a tiny accident yesterday.

But I’ll quickly tell you what happened.

Yeah, it is nothing serious, but I’m in pain and can hardly use my left hand.

Which means typing this post is difficult and causes discomfort.

I will be taking a break for 2-3 days because it is difficult to cook, clean up and wash dishes (place them in the dishwasher) with just my right hand.

What happened? My dog was chewing on a piece of paper towel and I got scared of him choking on it.

I tried pull it out.

Then he bit my left hand. He has a strong bite.

I started screaming, he opened his mouth, but it was too late.

To be more specific – the index middle and ring fingers were injured.

The fingernail on my ring finger is almost gone. I was in terrible pain and could not stop the blood.

Of course I was home alone and it was around rush hour (5 pm).

I went to Emergency Care by myself. I did not need stitches, but they cleaned the wounds and now I’m trying to keep them clean and take it easy.

I was never bitten by a dog and never had a displaced fingernail, but there is always a first time, right?




But, this is not an authentic recipe.

I’m not an expert in Asian cooking and usually don’t have the ingredients for an authentic recipe in my fridge and pantry.


This has been a family favorite recipe for years. I just changed it a little by adding sauteed mushrooms and peppers to the dish.


I also like to skip the breading part.

Of course chicken tastes a little better when breaded, but it adds extra calories and cooking time.

If you use good quality  fresh organic chicken, it will taste great even if not breaded.


One more time, I would like to mention that this is not an authentic recipe. This is just the way I make it and my family likes it!

Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!

I won’t be cooking this weekend 🙂

We have a surprise birthday party for a friend, but there will be mostly appetizers, which anyone could make.

The recipe makes enough sauce for 2 pounds of chicken.

I usually use 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of chicken and this way the dish has extra sauce.

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5 from 6 votes

Easy Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Easy Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe- non-breaded pieces of tender chicken breast, coated in four ingredient sweet and sour sauce with sauteed mushrooms and peppers and served with broccoli and rice.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil or more to saute the chicken, , mushrooms and peppers
  • 6 oz mushrooms of your choice, , sliced
  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, , sliced into strips
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, , minced
  • white rice for serving
  • steamed broccoli for serving


For the sauce:

  • In a bowl combine ketchup, apple cider vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and garlic. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

For the chicken:

  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil and cook chicken until no longer pink (30 seconds per side). Pour sauce over chicken and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently until sauce has thickened.
  • In the mean time saute mushrooms in 1 tbsp vegetable oil, until liquid has almost evaporated. Transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan cook peppers in 1 tbsp vegetable oil until lightly browned.
  • Cook rice (of your choice as much as you'd like). Steam 2 cups of broccoli.

To serve:

  • Add sauteed mushrooms and peppers to the chicken and sauce. Top with toasted sesame seeds. Serve chicken with rice and broccoli. Garnish with green onions.


Calories: 458kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 530mg, Potassium: 724mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 42g, Vitamin A: 255IU, Vitamin C: 23.2mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 1.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
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  1. Oh Mira, I’m so sorry that your hand is injured. 🙁 I hope that it heals quickly…

    This chicken dish looks so delicious and I love how simple it is to prepare!

  2. Mira, oh my gawd, your hand!!!! I’m glad you are ok and hope it heals fast! If the fingernails are anything like toenails. . I’ve lost a few toenails because of long distance running, they grow back quickly, if you end up loosing that nail on your ring finger! Well, relax and get some rest and eats lots of sweet and sour chicken! I hope you recover quickly!

  3. Mira, we are totally in sync this week – I’ll be posting a simple sweet and sour recipe soon, too – mine’s a bit different (with pineapple) but not too much.
    I love the mushrooms in yours – in fact it’s really heavy on the veg, which is great.
    So sorry to hear about your dog bite – what a rascal! Hope you feel better soon xx

    1. I love pineapple sweet and sour sauce! Can’t wait to try yours Helen! Thanks, I hope to feel better soon, too!

  4. What a lovely recipe! I would personally replace chicken with smokes tofu and I believe it would be tasty! Nice idea for a Saturday dinner. Cheers girl!

  5. Oh no, Mira! I’m so sorry to hear that your hand was bitten. I’m sure your pup was sorry too. Hope you feel better soon!

    Sweet and sour chicken is one of my favorite dishes, but I do feel guilty sometimes because of the breading and frying, so I really appreciate this lightened up recipe! Very nice!

  6. Sorry to hear you got hurt and I do hope you feel better soon, Mira. I am glad you still managed to share this delicious Asian-inspired dish, they are amongst my favourite meals to cook for dinner. Another great idea to add to my week-night menus!