This Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Chicken is tender pieces of chicken, juicy pineapple, and vegetables seasoned and baked, tossed in sweet and sour sauce. It is as delicious as it is convenient with the ingredients baked together on a sheet pan for easy cleanup! Serve it over a bed of fluffy rice for a complete meal. I also have Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, which are a hit each time I make it!

Sweet and Sour Chicken on a Sheet Pan with a spoon picking up some.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Chicken: I prefer chicken breasts in this sheet pan meal. However, you could use chicken thighs, just ensure the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F before serving.

Pineapple: Look for a can of pineapple chunks, drained, to add to the mix. If preferred, you could use fresh pineapple, cut into bite-sized pieces.

Vegetables: For a colorful medley, I used an onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Feel free to add or use other vegetables like broccoli florets, carrots, or sugar snap peas. Adjust the cooking times accordingly, depending on the vegetables.

Sweet and Sour Sauce: For the most flavorful sauce, make homemade sweet and sour sauce. The store-bought sauce will work, too.

Rice: For serving, cook up some white or brown rice.

Sweet and Sour Chicken on a Sheet Pan with a spoon picking up some.

Tips For Evenly Cooking Chicken In Sheet Pan Meals

For both safety and flavor, you want the chicken to be evenly cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F when making a sheet pan meal. To ensure even cooking:

  • Cut the chicken into uniform pieces (as close to the same size as possible).
  • Another way is to spread the ingredients in an even layer on the pan.
  • Flip or stir the ingredients on the sheet pan halfway through cooking.
  • To be extra sure, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken.
Plates of Sweet and Sour Chicken over rice on black plates from overhead.

What To Serve With Sweet and Sour Chicken

Besides white or brown rice, other options and side dishes can also be served with this sheet pan meal. Here are some ideas:

Plate of Sweet and Sour Chicken Sheet Pan Meal over rice on a black plate.

How To Store Sweet and Sour Chicken

To store this sweet and sour meal, first, let the leftovers come to room temperature. Next, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3 days or so. Reheat leftovers in the microwave or the oven at a low temperature.

Sweet and Sour Chicken on a Sheet Pan with a spoon picking up some.
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Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
This Sweet and Sour Chicken Sheet Pan Meal is tender pieces of chicken, juicy pineapple, and vegetables seasoned and baked, tossed in sweet and sour sauce. It is as delicious as it is convenient with the ingredients baked together on a sheet pan for easy cleanup! Serve it over a bed of fluffy rice for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • green onions, sliced for garnish
  • cooked white rice, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To a large bowl, add chicken, pineapple, onions, bell peppers, oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet, spreading it into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the pan from the oven and pour the sweet and sour sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Toss again to ensure everything is coated.
  • Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Serve immediately over cooked rice. Garnish with green onions.

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:

Autumn

I love sweet and sour chicken, and this easy version on a pan is right up my alley! Quick and easy dinners are my favorite!

Elizabeth

I love a good sheet pan meal, and this is awesome! There was just the right amount of sweet and sour sauce to go with the chicken and vegetables. I am adding this one to my list that I will be making at home.

Rachael

Very easy sheet pan dinner to throw together! Can't go wrong with some sweet and sour sauce on chicken with veggies!

Bella

This is a great recipe if you're craving a quick and easy meal! The sweet and sour sauce is always so flavorful and perfect with chicken! The pineapple chunks are so good in this!

Selena

Perfect and so easy! It has all the flavors that I want in this and is lovely served with rice.

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