Sweet & Sour Chicken, Turkey or Pork

Sweet and Sour Chicken, Turkey or Pork is a really simple, quick and cheap recipe for students to do, and it tastes great. Chicken is an expensive meat! You may find pork or turkey to be a cheaper option! As yet I’ve not tried this meal with Turkey, but I’ve been told it tastes good!


  • 1/2 Chopped Onion
  • 1 Chicken Breast or Pork, Turkey portion
  • 3-4 Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Red Pepper
  • Clove of Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Puree
  • 1 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of White Wine Vinegar (Around 50p a Bottle in Tesco)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Cornflour

Optional Ingredients

  • Handful of Bean Sprouts
  • 2 or 3 Spring Onions
  • 1/4 of a Yellow and Green Peppers.
  • 1-2 Rings of Chopped up Tinned Pineapple


  • Start your rice boiling, at the same time put your chopped onion in to a frying pan with a small amount of oil and fry until soft.
  • Add the chicken, turkey or pork chopped up into bite size pieces into the frying pan and cook until browned
  • To make your sweet and sour sauce, put the tomato puree, sugar, white wine vinegar and cornflour in a sauce pan along with 1/2 a mug of water and stir until it is all the same thickness and colour. Leave it to cool/thicken a bit on the hob until your chicken is cooked.
  • Once the chicken is cooked at the sweet and sour sauce to it along with the bean sprouts, peppers, garlic and mushrooms and leave for around 10 minutes on on a high heat until it boils then on a low heat for the remainder. You may wish to fry your vegetables before putting the sauce on but its not a requirement.
  • Drain the rice and serve with the chicken/pork/turkey on a plate.

This is a much cheaper way of having sweet and sour than buying a premade sauce or having a takeaway!


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