Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice

You’ll never go back to ordering takeout again after you try this easy, homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe served over a fluffy bed of Success® Brown Rice or White Rice.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice or Success® White Rice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 jar (12 oz) sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/3 cup toasted, sliced almonds (optional)


  • Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? Try your hand at a takeout favorite with this Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice recipe. Ready in less than 30 minutes and bursting with flavor, this dish just might make you forget takeout forever.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken until cooked through, 8-10 minutes. Add bell peppers and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in sweet and sour sauce and pineapple chunks. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until heated through.

    Step 3

  • Serve chicken over hot rice. Garnish with toasted, sliced almonds, if using.

Sweet and Saucy

We think that every sweet and sour dish can be improved with a good portion of fruit and vegetables. That’s why we’ve included pineapple and chopped bell peppers in this sweet and sour specialty. We recommend fresh or canned pineapple along with fresh, thinly sliced bell pepper for the best results. You can even add in more vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, mushrooms or water chestnuts, and less chicken if you’re trying to move toward veggie-forward eating.

Using our hassle-free Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice makes any dish easier to put together. With Success® Rice, you don’t have to worry about getting the right measurements or the perfect cook. Pre-portioned and pre-cooked, it’s perfect every time! With dinner ready in minutes, you can get back to tackling your to-do list in record time.

Quick Tips

To make this sweet and sour masterpiece, make sure to start by sautéing the chicken in the pan with salt and pepper so that it releases its juices and creates a base of flavor. Make sure that the chicken strips are cooked through before adding the sauce ingredients.

The bell pepper strips will take a few minutes to cook through, so if you like your peppers soft, add them in before the chicken is fully cooked so they get more time on the heat. If you like them crunchy, add them in after the chicken is fully cooked through. Then, add the pineapple and sauce so that the flavors have time to blend. For this light version of sweet and sour chicken, we leave out the breading for the chicken. The result is a flavorful dish that goes perfectly with our Success® Rice.

Now that you know how to make this dish like a pro, you can conquer any of your favorite takeout dishes at home! Next, you might want to try our Chicken and Ginger Fried Rice or an Asian Stir-Fry. Looking for a new dinner idea? Try our:homemade Spanish rice.

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