Sweet and Sour Chicken (Chinese American)


  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Minced garlic
  • 1 yellow onion
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ketchup (optional)
  • Chili pepper flakes or granulated
  • Gluten free soy sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar, 5 ml
  • Half red bell pepper
  • Half green bell pepper
  • Half yellow bell pepper
  • 200g of boneless skinless chicken
  • Gluten free rice flour (optional to thicken)
  • 2 woks or 2 skillets


  1. Cut onions and garlic into squares
  2. Cut chicken into cubes
  3. Lightly coat 1st skillet in oil
  4. Cook chicken, add chili pepper, salt and black pepper until light brown (about 5-7 mins on low heat)
  5. Add minced garlic and gluten free soy sauce cook for 3mins (also add a bit of ketchup if you choose)
  6. Lightly sprinkle gluten free rice flour to thicken and stir continuously
  7. Start to cook vegetables and onions on medium-high in oil in 2nd skillet
  8. Add rice wine vinegar
  9. Add vegetables to skillet with chicken stir and cook until all vegetables are coated and soft
  10. Add honey, stir, cook for 1-2 more mins

I don’t like to fry my chicken, but if you want a crispy chicken, batter fry first with all the dry ingredients and make a coating sauce from the ketchup, honey etc

“Traditionally” this recipe uses items like corn starch and sugar but I personally don’t like sugar or cornstarch. so they’re never in my cabinets.  And I find honey to be a great alternative.