Sweet and Sour Style Chicken

with Pepper and Rice

This quick and delicious Sweet and Sour Style Chicken with Pepper and Rice recipe is the perfect hearty weeknight dinner option!



Ready In:

25 minutes


576 kcal per serving

Good For:

1 of your 5 a day

With Pepper and Rice

Sweet and Sour Style Chicken

Per Serving:

Energy (kJ/kcal) – 2410/576

Fat (g) – 3.59

Sat. Fat (g) – 0.89

Carbohydrates (g) – 92

Sugars (g) – 24

Fiber (g) – 2

Protein (g) – 42

Cholesterol (mg) – 0

Salt (g) – 1.34

  • 150g Basmati Rice
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 280g Diced Chicken
  • 2 Tbsp Ketjap Manis
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Spring Onion
  • 10g Cornflour
  • 300ml Water for the Rice
  • 3 Tbsp Rice Vinegar 

Before you start, make sure to wash the veggies before you use them! You will also need some cooking tools, like a Measuring Jug, Garlic Press, Bowl, Frying Pan, Wooden Spoon and a Saucepan.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Cook the Rice

Pour the water for the rice (see ingredients for amount) into a saucepan and bring to the boil. When boiling, add 1/4 tsp of salt, stir in the rice, lower the heat to medium and pop a lid on the pan.

Leave to cook for 10 mins, then remove the pan from the heat (still covered) and leave to the side for another 10 mins or until ready to serve (the rice will continue to cook in its own steam).

Step 2: Finish the Prep

Halve, peel and thinly slice the red onion. Halve the pepper, and discard the core and seeds, thinly slice. Chop the slices into 3 pieces. Trim the spring onion and thinly slice. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

Put the cornflour in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss to coat completely in the cornflour.

IMPORTANT: Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.

Step 3: Cook the Vegetables

Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the red pepper, season with salt and pepper and fry until beginning to soften, 3-4 mins, stirring occasionally.

Add the red onion to the pepper along with a drizzle of oil. Cook until the onion has softened, 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute more, then remove the veg to a bowl, leave to the side. Keep your pan, we’ll use it again!

Step 4: Cook the Chicken

Pop your now empty frying pan back on medium-high heat and add a drizzle of oil. When hot, add the chicken and fry, turning frequently until golden on each side, 6-7 mins.

Meanwhile, put the ketjap manis and rice vinegar in a bowl with water (see ingredients for amount) and stir together.

Once the chicken is golden, add the vegetables back into the pan and stir together for another minute.

Step 5: Mix & Simmer

Pour the sauce into the pan with the chicken and vegetables and simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced slightly and is looking a little sticky, and the chicken is cooked, 4-5 mins.

IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle. Remove the pan from the heat and add. salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6: Finish and Serve the Dish

Fluff up the rice with a fork and spoon into bowls. Serve with the sweet and sour chicken on top and sprinkle over the sliced spring onion. Enjoy!

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