Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

This sweet and sour pork recipe is a perfect 30 minute recipe. Made with pineapple and lots of fresh veggies, serve it over rice or noodles for a delicious family meal.

skillet filled with sweet and sour pork

Skip the takeout and whip up this delicious sweet and sour pork recipe instead!

Full of bright, fresh and tangy flavors, it comes together so quickly and easily for a dinner the whole family will love.

For more Chinese recipes, be sure to check out my Sweet and Sour Chicken and Super Easy Teriyaki Chicken.

Why you will love this sweet and sour pork!

  • Quick: It takes 15 minutes to prep this recipe and 15 minutes to cook it. Perfect for when you are short on time!
  • One pot: This dinner is all made in one skillet, perfect if you don’t feel like spending time cleaning up!
  • Healthier: This Chinese pork is loaded with fresh veggies and protein. It contains a lot less salt and sugar compared to your usual takeout, but is just as delicious!

How to make sweet and sour pork

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  • Toss the pork cubes in the egg mixture.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Brown the pork on all sides in the skillet, remove and set to one side.
  • Cook the garlic, ginger and veggies until softened.
  • Add the pineapple chunks and sauce and cook.
  • Return the pork to the sauce and cook for a couple of minutes and serve.
step by step photos for how to make sweet and sour pork
skillet filled with sweet and sour pork

What do you serve with it?

I like to serve this sweet and sour pork on a bed of long grain white rice, like Basmati or Jasmine. You can also serve it on top of noodles if you prefer.

Garnish the pork with some sesame seeds and sliced green onion. I like to add some steamed broccoli on the side too.

Can you make it ahead of time?

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days, however, I find this dish tastes best freshly made as the vegetables tend to get soggy when it’s reheated. You can reheat it on the stovetop until it is heated through.

side image of skillet with sweet and sour pork with sauce
up close image of sweet and sour pork in sauce

Can you freeze it?

Yes! This recipe makes for a great freezer meal. Let it cool, and then transfer it to a freezer bag or safe container. It will keep well for up to 3 months. Thaw the pork in the fridge overnight before reheating on the stovetop.

sweet & sour pork on plate over rice
lifting up piece of sweet and sour pork

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • If your can of pineapple doesn’t have enough juice to make the ¾ cup required for the sauce you can add additional chicken stock to make up the difference.
  • Cut the pork into similar sized pieces so that it cooks evenly.
  • Make this sweet and sour pork gluten-free by using tamari in place of soy sauce.
sweet & sour pork on plate over rice

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