Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

I asked our Facebook fans for recipes they wanted to see revamped to be 21 Day Fix safe and I got some great responses! The first one that I wanted to try was Sweet n’ Sour chicken! Usually deep fried and coated in a sauce made with a lot of sugar, this recipe isn’t such an easy one to fix…but I did it! The results are a tender, slightly crunchy chicken with a delicious sweet and sour sauce. Best part, it’s totally 21 Day Fix approved and your whole family will love it! This recipe is also awesome for Weight Watchers. It can be mixed with a bunch of zero point veggies for a wonderful meal!

Sweet n' Sour Chicken

Author: Nicky


  • Chicken
  • 1 lb. chicken breast cut into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch plus 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1-2 TBSP coconut oil or olive oil if you don't like how coconut oil tastes

Sweet n' Sour Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Place chicken cubes into a large bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in cornstarch (reserving 1 tsp) and toss to combine, making sure each piece of chicken is coated evenly.
  • Heat up coconut or olive oil in a frying pan, or cast iron pot over medium heat.
  • Add chicken, and brown chicken on all sides. Continue to cook until chicken pieces are white throughout.
  • While chicken is cooking, whisk together honey, vinegar, tomato paste, soy sauce, garlic powder and remaining 1 tsp cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to a sauce pot and bring to a low boil over medium heat, mixing just until it begins to thicken.
  • Pour sauce over chicken, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until all chicken is coated and sauce is heated through.
  • Serve over brown rice, cauliflower rice, or other veggie of choice.


  • Each serving equals 1 red, 1 tsp, and 1/2 orange (measure out a serving use a red container)
  • 9 Freestyle points for a 4 oz serving!

21 Day Fix: Sweet n Sour Chicken


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    Ashley Zimmermann
    August 16, 2018

    We really enjoyed this meal! It really hit the spot. We added a green container of broccoli for each serving into the mix while finishing the sauce and it was perfect! This meal will be repeated in our menu next week too!

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    March 26, 2018

    How long would you bake this for?

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    May 29, 2017

    I was very excited to try this, but once I tasted it, it was too much vinegar. My kids usually can handle the 21 day fix recipes but not this one and I don’t blame them!

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    April 18, 2017

    I’m excited to try this but I’ll use Bragg’s amino acids instead of soy sauce!!

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    April 7, 2017

    Does it have to be apple cider vinegar? Or cani use regular?

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      April 7, 2017

      Hey Leslee, you can use regular but it won’t taste the same. The apple cider vinegar gives the tart/sweet flavor and regular vinegar won’t lend that tart flavor.

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    Tara Zugale
    February 10, 2017

    For the serving: is the red container just for the chicken? Would a yellow container be for the rice? New to 21 day fix, thanks!

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      February 10, 2017

      Hey Tara! The red container would just be for the red. Rice would need to be counted as a yellow.

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    January 17, 2017

    Can I make this without corn starch

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      January 17, 2017

      Yes, but it will not thicken up. You need to use flour, or whole wheat flour or cornstarch in order for the sauce to thicken up.

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    September 23, 2016

    I get it now. Those ingredients below make the sweet n sour sauce!!

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    September 23, 2016

    I don’t see how much sweet n sour sauce you use? It is listed as ingredient with no measure. Thanks

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    July 4, 2016

    hey! this recipe looks so good. how could you adjust it to use a crock pot?

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      July 11, 2016

      Hi Erin. Unfortunately this recipe cannot be adjusted for the Crock-Pot. The sauce is very thick, and would like end up burning it.

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      September 4, 2016

      I’ve done this recipe in the oven which eliminates the oil. It’s delicious.

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        September 12, 2016

        Tina, how long do you bake it for?

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        March 26, 2018

        How long would you bake this for?

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