Zesty Pineapple Chicken Delight

Embark on a culinary adventure with this vibrant and flavorful dish that brings a delightful twist to your dinner table. Our Zesty Pineapple Chicken Delight is a perfect blend of tangy and sweet, featuring tender chicken pieces enveloped in a luscious sweet and sour sauce, complemented by the freshness of bell peppers and the tropical taste of pineapple. This recipe is sure to impress your family and friends with its burst of colors and flavors.


  • 500g chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (reserve the juice for the sauce)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cornstarch, for coating
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil, for frying
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For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice (from the canned pineapple chunks)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons of water


  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Coat each piece evenly with cornstarch.
    • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and set aside on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  2. Cook the Vegetables:
    • In the same pan, sauté garlic and onions until fragrant. Add the green and red bell peppers, cooking until they are just tender but still crisp. Add the pineapple chunks and stir gently. Remove the vegetables and pineapple from the pan and set aside.
  3. Make the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
    • In a saucepan, combine pineapple juice, white vinegar, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
    • Stir in the cornstarch mixture and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  4. Combine and Serve:
    • Return the chicken, vegetables, and pineapple to the pan. Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the top, tossing gently to coat everything evenly.
    • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, ensuring the chicken and vegetables are heated through and well-coated with the sauce.
  5. Presentation:
    • Serve your Zesty Pineapple Chicken Delight hot, garnished with sesame seeds or green onions if desired. This dish pairs wonderfully with steamed rice or noodles.

Enjoy the harmonious blend of sweet, sour, and savory flavors in this delightful dish that’s sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection.