Pressure Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Rated 5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
Pressure Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken


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Mealthy Tip

An enzyme in fresh pineapple called bromelain naturally tenderizes meat by breaking down tough fibers. In this recipe pineapple not only adds flavor and texture, but helps the chicken become perfectly tender and juicy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 352 calories; 17g fat; 10.4g carbohydrates; 42g protein; 208mg cholesterol; 637mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat5g 23%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.6g
Monounsaturated Fat7.3g
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 637mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 10.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber0g 2%
Protein 42g
Vitamin A2% Vitamin C19%
Calcium2% Iron11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


5.0out of 5 Stars

(9 Reviews)

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George Delamea says:

You'll be surprised, even though you made it, how nicely sweet this is without having added sugar. The pineapple and ketchup definitely lend that sweet-sour dichotomy you're wanting from such a dish. The entire family ate it lustily and requested we have it again. Can't ask for more than that! Jasmine rice was the right rice for this, too.

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Laura Griffin says:

This is one of my favorite healthy, guilt free chicken recipes and it's so delicious! The sauce is to die for!

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Hector Jonass says:

I'm rating this for my sons, who think this is the end-all, be-all of chicken recipes. I'm thankful for not having tons of sugar, even if I feel I'm failing them with a misrepresentation of true/better sweet-sour chicken. At least it's not nuclear pink, so that's ANOTHER bonus. Seriously, though, it's pretty tasty, not overly sweet, and will have you pushing rice into the sauce on mop-up duty. I used some crushed red pepper on mine to get a little heat to the sweet.

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Alex Cabral says:

I added 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and also red and yellow bell pepper for flavor. I thought it was pretty good overall. I think one ingredient it was missing was the rice wine vinegar.

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DC Cote says:

I made this recipe but used pork instead of chicken. Not a traditional sweet and sour recipe, but really delicious nonetheless. I made it with spiralized zucchini, a lighter alternative to rice!

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Barbara Rasse says:

This was pretty good! I didn’t sauté the chicken (cuz I’m lazy) and we added a splash of rice wine vinegar and a clump of brown sugar to the sauce as suggested by others. I will definitely add some bell pepper the next time I make this. This will not make the red/pink sweet and sour sauce found in some Chinese restaurants, but instead a more subtle sweet and sour flavor.

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Theresa Higgins says:

This dish is so much better than Chinese takeout looks like I’ll be making Chinese food from now on, but the next time I will just add green peppers to the dish

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Kathy Reed says:

I didn’t have the exact ingredients (and can’t remember exactly what I did) but the cooking instructions provided were perfect. The meal was delicious and simple - what more could a person want? Thank you Mealthy!

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Ann Kirkpatrick says:

My whole family liked this version of sweet & sour chicken. I only gave 4 stars because it actually doesn’t really taste sweet at all. But we liked it and will make it again. I added one sliced bell pepper, one sliced onion, and one sliced tomato. The veggies cooked great in the pressure cooker but added enough liquid that I had to add extra cornstarch to thicken the sauce after cooking.