Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipes

One-Pan Sweet & Sour Chicken

A favorite restaurant dish that you can make at home.

35 min. prep time
4 servings
454 Ratings


1/2 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons freshly grated gingerroot
1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
1 (14- to 16-ounce) package chicken tenders or chicken stir-fry meat
6 ounces (about 2 cups) snow peas
1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1 cup pineapple chunks, drained
3 cups cooked long grain rice


Combine apricot preserves, soy sauce, vinegar and gingerroot in bowl; mix well using whisk. Set aside.

Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling; add chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until chicken begins to brown. Add snow peas and carrots. Continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender. Stir in apricot mixture and pineapple; continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Serve over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 570

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 100mg

Sodium: 740mg

Carbohydrates: 77g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 33g

Recipe #15274©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this according the the recipe (always the first time). Next time I will saute the chicken in a hotter skillet and turn it down for the rest of the recipe. Although not mentioned, this recipe is gluten free and my wife and I both loved the freshness of the flavor and the durability of the left overs. This could turn into a dinner for company and would be easy to expand.
my hubby loves it
I only used three tablespoons of butter (sorry, Land O' Lakes people) but this was delicious!
Took me a lot longer than the 35 minutes total time on the recipe. Cut the soy sauce in half, cut the ginger root in half and used pineapple tidbits instead of chunks. Could not get the chicken to brown without overcooking and the carrots need to go in skillet before the snow peas or the snow peas will over cook. On the positive side, my husband will eat it again which doesn't happen very often with a new recipe!

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