Recipe: Ayam asam manis - Sweet sour chicken

This version of the Asian-style favorite includes carrots, bell pepper, garlic and pineapple. The requisite soy sauce and vinegar add the sour to the sweet, and voila! Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound / 500 g skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sliced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup carrot strips
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) can (about 1 cup) pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger


Brown chicken in oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrot and garlic and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and soy sauce and mix together; pour mixture into the skillet, along with the pineapple and liquid, vinegar, sugar and ginger. Stir together and bring to a full boil.

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