Main Dish | August 1, 2017

Sweet n Sour Chicken

This is legit the best sweet n sour chicken recipe! It was put on this blog many years ago and I’ve made it countless times all these years.  My husband requests it often and my kids gobble it all down. I know you will feel the same.  
Sweet n Sour Chicken served with rice in bowls and in a halved pineapple
The sauce is perfect, not too sweet and not to tangy. Pepper and onions add the most delicious flavors with the sweet pineapple. Top it on rice and it’s very filling and satisfying.
Sweet n Sour Chicken served with rice and in halved pineapple
The best part is its simple and fast. Weeknights become so busy! We are always in search of quick and easy dinners…wait. Let me rephrase that. We are always in search of healthy, non-processed quick and easy dinner especially. I’ve started making this sweet n sour chicken in the pressure cooker and now its even faster and easier. I’ve added instructions on how to do this.

 How to make Sweet n Sour Chicken in Pressure Cooker

Cooking in the pressure cooker vs stove top for this recipes are quite a bit similar. The difference will be that will no doubt be nice a tender. That’s the beauty of pressure cookers!

  1. Start by chopping your veggies. Then cut chicken into cubes.

veggies chopped on cutting board

2. Sauce the onion and chicken together. Add all ingredients except peppers :) Stir well. Add peppers last and Stove-top- let ingredient simmer and soften for a while or Pressure cooker- seal pressure cooker and cook on high, manual 12 minutes. Natural release that bad boy.

Sweet n Sour Chicken served in bowls with rice

That’s all it takes! So on those busy nights you think you don’t have time for dinner pull out this recipe. Bookmark or pin this recipe so you have it on your meal planning days!

Sweet n Sour Chicken with rice served in bowl and in halved pineapple

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Sweet n Sour Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Whip this bad boy up on those nights you're short on time!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: hawaiian
Keyword: pressure cooker meal, sweet and sour chicken
Calories: 3795 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 lbs pork or chicken cooked or browned
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • or you can use 1 large can of pineapple
  • 1/2 cup catchup
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 green pepper- chunked.
  • 1 large onion chunked.
  • 4 T corn starch
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp+ sriracha sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
Stove-Top Instructions
  1. Sauté chicken and onion just till onion starts to soften and chicken brown.
  2. Combine all except green pepper and cornstarch. Cook 10 minutes.
  3. Thicken with Cornstarch, then add green pepper. Cook until peppers are tender. The longer it simmers the better, great in dutch oven.
Pressure Cooker Instructions
  1. On sauté setting add chicken and onion. Saute just till onion starts to soften and chicken brown.
  2. Combine all except peppers and pineapple. Stir well.
  3. Add pineapple add green pepper.
  4. Close and seal, cook manual high 12 minutes. Let natural release.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet n Sour Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 3795 Calories from Fat 1737
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 193g 297%
Saturated Fat 71g 355%
Cholesterol 653mg 218%
Sodium 3773mg 157%
Potassium 4254mg 122%
Total Carbohydrates 347g 116%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 288g
Protein 162g 324%
Vitamin A 24.3%
Vitamin C 263.7%
Calcium 41.8%
Iron 72.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. I made this for my family tonight for dinner, it was So incredibly simple, and SO delicious…my 4 and 3 yeAr OLD gobbled it up! We will definitely add to our instApot rotation! :)