If you're a fan of sweet and sour takeout dishes, this easy homemade chicken pineapple stir-fry (aka sweet and sour chicken and pineapple!) could become a new family favourite. Make it in under 30 minutes with just a few simple store cupboard ingredients!
14ouncespineapple roughly one can, chopped into chunks
In a jug or bowl, add a bit of the pineapple juice to the cornflour to make a runny paste. Then whisk in the rest of the sauce ingredients. Put aside.
Stir-fry the chicken in a little oil for a few minutes until cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add a little more oil to the pan, then stir-fry the onion for a minute or two. Add the ginger, pepper pieces, and sweetcorn and mange-tout/snow peas. Stir-fry on high for another few minutes.
Add the chicken back into the pan along with the sauce. Let bubble for a minute or two. Stir through the pineapple, and cashew nuts if using.
Serve immediately over rice.
You can easily replace the chicken with pork or prawns if you prefer.If you are hoping to save some of this for the next day, don’t stir the cashew nuts into the whole pan of food before serving it out. Instead, sprinkle them over each individual plate of food. Reheated cashew nuts = soft and soggy!