Chicken Sweet and Sour

The key to this recipe is making sure you do the prep first.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 70


  • 4.5 lbs chicken,boneless, skinless breasts cut in 1" bite sized pieces
  • 2 pc. large green peppers chopped
  • 1 pc. large red pepper chopped
  • 2 pc. medium onions chopped
  • 3 20 oz cans pineapple chunks drained, reserve juice (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups white vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup (Heinz because it contains no thickeners)
  • 1 tsp ginger powder


  • Prepare by sterilizing 7 - Pint and half jars or 5 quarts or 10 pints (23 qt double stack canner) and their lids/rings.
  • Heat in a stainless steel pot add the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, ginger, and 2 1/2 cups of pineapple juice and 1/2 cup of water and bring to a light boil until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Layer the chicken, onions, peppers and pineapple in pint and half jars.  Pour liquid over the solids in the jar to 1" headspace.
  • Pressure can for 90 minutes for pint and a half or quarts and 75 min for pints at 11 lbs pressure(dial gauge) and 10lbs pressure (weighted gauge). Adjust for altitude. 
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