Sweet & Sour Vegan Chicken Recipe

This is a really nice recipe my son was impressed he said he fancied a Chinese takeaway but no need as i cooked it myself from scratch and took less than 30 mins. The perfect ‘Fakeaway’! It was everything you expect from this classic Chinese dish; crispy, tangy and sweet!

Sweet & sour Vegan Chicken Recipe
Sweet & Sour Vegan Chicken Recipe


  • 1 pack vegan chicken nuggets – Quorn or we used Linda McCartney Southern fried vegetarian chicken.
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil.
  • 1 large onion – peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 1 red pepper – chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow or green pepper – chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic – peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp minced or grated ginger
  • 227 Can pineapple pieces – cut into chunks
  • (You can add additional vegetables if you like – I put in some chopped leek & Chinese cabbage – this is optional)
  • ** optional sesame seeds**
  • Salt & pepper to season
  • Cooked white rice, to serve

Sweet & sour sauce

  • 2 tbsp dark soy
  • 3 tbsp vinegar (malt, white wine or apple cider vinegar are all ok)
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water, to thicken


  • Cook the Vegan ‘chicken’ according to instructions.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan until very hot.
  • Add the onions, cook for 3 minutes, stirring until they start to soften.
  • Add the peppers and cook for another 2 minutes.
    Onions & Peppers
    Onions & Peppers
  • Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
  • Add the soy sauce, Vinegar, ketchup, sugar & pineapple including some of the juice.
  • Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and leave it on a low temperature so it’s just simmering.
  • Add the cornflour & water mixture this will thicken your sauce and give it a nice gloss, simmer for 2 minutes stirring through.
  • Transfer the cooked vegan chicken to the pan with the sauce and toss to coat. (I cut my vegan chicken into smaller pieces first)
  • If you have the sesame seeds (we didn’t) sprinkle over
  • Serve with rice.
Sweet & Sour Vegan Chicken
Sweet & Sour Vegan Chicken


Published by mum2veganteen

I’m a busy single mum of teenage boys and want to share tips, recipes & ideas about buying & preparing vegan, plant based food for loved ones to enjoy

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