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Easy to Make Recipe: Sweet-n-Sour Chicken with Rice

Updated on March 31, 2016

Something Easy for Dinner Tonight

It doesn't matter if you are cooking for a small dinner party or a large family meal; no one wants to spend all day making a meal, much less one that comes out of the box.

If you are looking for a meal that only takes an hour to make but looks like you spent all day cooking over the hot stove then try this sweet and sour chicken recipe.

This recipe goes well with Hot Water Cornbread.

I used pork in this sweet-n-sour recipe.
I used pork in this sweet-n-sour recipe. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Makes sixteen chicken legs.
Use pineapple slices or chunks for this recipe.
Use pineapple slices or chunks for this recipe. | Source


  • 1 Package Chicken Legs
  • 1 Box Minute Rice, White
  • 1 Jar Grape Jelly
  • 1 Jar Chili Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Can Pineapple Slices
  • 1 White Onion, Sliced into Rings
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Sliced
  • Season All
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Empty the jar of grape jelly into a mixing bowl.
  2. Empty the jar of chili sauce into the mixing bowl with the grape jelly.
  3. Pour two tablespoons of lemon juice into mixing bowl.
  4. Using a hand mixer, thoroughly mix the ingredients until no longer lumpy.
  5. Set the mixture aside.
  6. Take the chicken legs out of package and rinse under cool water.
  7. Season the chicken with Season All or your mix of salt and pepper.
  8. Dip one chicken leg at a time into the jelly, chili sauce and lemon juice combination.
  9. As you dip each chicken leg, place it in the oiled baking pan.
  10. Using the remaining mixture, pour over the chicken.
  11. Take pineapple slices and put one on top of each piece of chicken.
  12. Pour the pineapple juice into the baking pan.
  13. Place slice onion rings on top of chicken in between the pineapple slices.
  14. Cover with foil to cook half way through. This will keep the pineapple and onion from overcooking or burning. At half way through, uncover for the last half of cooking and add the bell peppers.
  15. Bake until the chicken is completely done.
  16. Once the chicken is done, make the Minute Rice. Add a tablespoon of butter as the rice fluffs.
Over fried chicken is a healthier option to grease fried.
Over fried chicken is a healthier option to grease fried. | Source

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    • sydneyspence profile imageAUTHOR

      Sydney Spence 

      5 years ago from Austin Texas

      @ChitrangadaSharan thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This looks delicious and worth trying. The ingredients look interesting. Nice presentation and helpful pictures.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • sydneyspence profile imageAUTHOR

      Sydney Spence 

      5 years ago from Austin Texas

      Thanks Bill! I would love to hear what you think about it once you've made it too! I hope your Sunday is a good one as well!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love anything having to do with chicken, so I'm sure I'll love this recipe. Thanks, Sydney! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

    • sydneyspence profile imageAUTHOR

      Sydney Spence 

      5 years ago from Austin Texas

      @gags3480 Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear how it worked out for you!

    • sydneyspence profile imageAUTHOR

      Sydney Spence 

      5 years ago from Austin Texas

      @Joe thank you! I wanted to try something different to give readers an easier time to find more recipes so I'm to get feedback on doing that!

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      5 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Well presented hub. Will try thhis out.

      Voted up & shared.

    • hawaiianodysseus profile image

      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Sydney, thanks for a marvelous presentation, complete with the excellent photos. I also appreciate the listing of your other food hubs at the end. It's not always easy or time-efficient to search for an author's similarly related hubs, so this was a great idea. Thanks for sharing! Aloha!



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