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How to Make Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe


  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Skip the take out – this Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe is so good that you’ll put it on the permanent rotation. Chicken is coated in a sweet and sticky sauce and baked to perfection.


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoon ketchup
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  3. Put the cornstarch in a shallow bowl. Put the eggs in a separate bowl. Place the oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Working in batches, dredge the chicken in the cornstarch, then dip in the egg. Add to the hot oil and brown on all sides. You do not need to cook the chicken through, just brown the outside to get a crispy exterior. Transfer the chicken to a 9×13-inch baking dish and continue with the remaining chicken.
  4. In a bowl, combine the sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar, soy sauce and garlic powder. Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken.
  5. Bake the chicken for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Serve over prepared rice.

Recipe Notes:

Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline. Nutritional counts do not include rice for serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 528
  • Sugar: 36 g
  • Sodium: 1316 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 185 mg

Keywords: sweet and sour chicken