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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Sesame Rice


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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Sesame Rice


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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Sesame Rice


  • Prep Time : 10 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 35 min




  • For chicken:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cups diced pineapple
  • 1/3 cup Pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • For Rice:
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds


  1. In a large Ziploc bag, combine flour, cornstarch, salt and garlic powder, shake to combine and set aside. In a medium bowl submerge chicken pieces in egg and toss a few times to fully coat.  Remove chicken pieces one by one and give a shake to remove excess egg and place in the bag with the flour mixture. Seal, shake and move around with your hands to evenly coat all the chicken pieces with the flour mixture.
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Cook chicken until brown on all sides, about 12 to 15 minutes total. Add bell pepper and pineapple and sauté 5 minutes or until peppers begin to soften.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar and stir to combine. Add to skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is thick and bubbly and evenly coats chicken and vegetables.
  4. Drizzle sesame oil over warm cooked rice and toss with sesame seeds.  Serve alongside sweet and sour chicken.

About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




6 Responses to Sweet and Sour Chicken with Sesame Rice

  1. avatar says: edahgal

    interesting–do you really mean to add the beaten eggs and the chicken pieces to the flour?

    • great! catch I did mean to say dunk the chicken pieces in the egg and then into the bag/flour mixture. Will fix it now.

  2. This sounds delicious. I love that most of the sweetness comes from pineapple rather than sugar like in many recipes for sweet and sour chicken.

    • avatar says: Marcia

      There is very much sugar in pineapple, even though it is “natural” sugar. Also, the ketchup adds another wham! of sugar. It still lookss yummy and worth trying.

  3. avatar says: Dee

    Can you bake the chicken rather than saute in oil?

    • sure you can – won’t be exactly the same though — never is when you bake instead of fry. also try spraying them with cooking spray and turning half way through and spraying again to give it some crisp.

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