Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Make an incredible 30-minute Sweet and Sour Chicken with this easy recipe. Choose bewteen our Minute® White Rice or Minute® Brown Rice, for great taste and speedy cooking.

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Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice or Minute® Brown Rice, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups frozen stir fry vegetables
  • 1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 cup water


  • No need to order take-out! Minute® Rice has you covered with this quick and Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken. This take-out style dish will quickly become everyone’s favorite meal!

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; Cook and Stir 4 minutes or until cooked through.

    Step 2

  • Add vegetables, pineapple with juice and sweet and sour sauce; mix well. Stir in water. Bring to boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from Heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until almost all of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

Half Sweet, Half Sour, 100% Easy

How simple could this Sweet and Sour Chicken be? Well, to start, this recipe is done in less than 30 minutes and, aside from rice, water, and a bit of cooking oil, it only requires 4 staple ingredients. How about that for quick and easy?

Additionally, these simple elements are likely to be found in your local market. These include frozen stir fry vegetables, one can of pineapple chunks in their juice, sweet and sour sauce, and boneless skinless chicken breast.

Although this recipe serves up to four guests, it can comfortably accommodate two hungry bellies, while leaving enough for seconds or lunch the following day.

Cook up this classic sweet and sour chicken treasure, and you’ll have the ideal weekday meal so you can switch things up.

Our Rice of Choice

It’s no surprise that every rice dish requires specific grains. From white rice to our wild and brown rice mix, it can be hard to choose. This recipe is paired with our Minute® White Rice for the optimal cooking time and fluffy grains to complement a heavy sauce.

However, it can also be made with our Minute® Brown Rice, for those looking to get an added boost of whole grains.