A blue plate full of cauliflower rice topped with healthy sweet and sour chicken and garnished with fresh herbs. It's sitting on a light brown linen napkin with brown chopsticks by the plate.

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Healthy sweet and sour chicken is a much healthier easy homemade dinner when takeout cravings strike. It's a great recipe for both meal prep and busy weeknight dinners!

free from: wheat/ gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 367 kcal


For the Sweet & Sour Sauce:

  • 6 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • salt to taste

For the Chicken Stir Fry:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast chopped in bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • optional fresh herbs and sesame seeds to garnish
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  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Alternatively, you can shake all ingredients together in a sealed mason jar. Pour ingredients into a small pan and gently whisk as the sauce thickens as it heats. After a few minutes when sauce has thickened nicely, remove from heat and set sauce aside.

  2. Toss chicken cubes in tapioca starch. Heat avocado oil in a large ceramic nonstick skillet. Add chicken and cook several minutes until chicken is browned. Add bell pepper and pineapple and cook another few minutes until peppers are tender and chicken is cooked through. 

  3. Add sweet and sour sauce to chicken stir fry and toss to combine.

  4. Serve as is or over cauliflower rice, quinoa, brown rice, or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include cauliflower rice, quinoa, or any other items to serve with the healthy sweet & sour chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 922mg26%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 57.6mg70%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.