FoodMelt-in-your-mouth Chinese chicken: an easy 15-minute recipe

Melt-in-your-mouth Chinese chicken: an easy 15‑minute recipe

Juicy chicken in sweet and sour sauce.
Juicy chicken in sweet and sour sauce.
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10:11 AM EDT, May 16, 2024

Do you have a piece of chicken breast at home? Use it to prepare Chinese chicken. It turns out so tender that it almost melts in your mouth. You've never eaten it like this before.

Tender, juicy, and easy to prepare. It goes well with potatoes, rice, or pasta. You can bake, fry, or boil it. It tastes just as good in every version. What are we talking about? Chicken breast, one of the most frequently purchased meats.

Looking for a reliable dinner idea? Chinese Chicken is a bull's-eye. You don't need any fancy ingredients or sauces. Everything you need is already at home. After a few minutes, you will enjoy juicy meat soaked in sweet and sour sauce.

This chicken literally melts in your mouth. You can make it in fifteen minutes

Chicken breast is one of the most frequently purchased meats. It can be prepared in dozens of different ways. It most often ends up in the pan — this way you can prepare it the fastest. Simply wash, dry, sprinkle with seasonings, and fry it for 5 minutes to enjoy a tasty and healthy meal.

Sometimes, the meat turns out too dry or even rubbery due to too long thermal processing. How long should the chicken be fried? Start with 3 minutes on each side. After 3 minutes, remove it from the pan and cut it in half. If the meat is white inside, it means it's done.

However, there is another way to melt the meat in your mouth. How to do it? Fry it briefly in a pan, then toss it into the boiling sauce. Prepared this way, it retains its juiciness. Are you a fan of Asian cuisine? Try chicken in sweet and sour sauce, and you won't get enough. The meat is so tender that it falls apart under the fork.

Juicy Chicken in Sweet and Sour Sauce - Recipe


  • 18 oz chicken breast
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • A small piece of ginger (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey, sugar, or maple syrup
  • 1 slice of canned pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of wheat flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Wash, dry, and cut the chicken into small pieces. Sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  2. Dice the pepper and onion. Put them in a heated pan with a small amount of oil. Fry until they become translucent.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the pan. Add a little oil and add the floured chicken. Fry it for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. After that, add the crushed garlic and previously fried vegetables.
  5. Pour ketchup, honey, lemon juice, and soy sauce into the pan. Mix everything thoroughly.
  6. At the end of cooking, add diced pineapple. If the sauce is too thin, add a tablespoon of flour and cook for 2 more minutes.
  7. Serve with rice or groats.
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