Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

         This here is the one Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe that you need to keep. It is a baked version, but tastes a million times better than the takeout. The chicken in this dish is not dried out, it is tender and juicy with a crispy coating and then just a perfect amount of sweet and sour sauce.

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The Sweet and Sour Baked chicken version will save you loads of money by making it at home.

            You can pair this with some freshly made chicken fried rice, and of course some cheese wontons for dessert. This is probably the same recipe that you have seen all over the internet.

It has been around for years. Why? Because it is the most delicious version of Sweet and Sour Chicken there is. There is a secret that makes the chicken so perfect. There is cornstarch in the breading mix. Yes, that is going to keep the chicken juicy and the breading crispy.

Frequently Asked Questions

            How do I keep this after?

The dish can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3 days. You can also freeze it when in an airtight container, for up to 3 months.

            Which cut of chicken is the best for Sweet and Sour Chicken?

I prefer to use the chicken breast. However, I have also used boneless and skinless thighs also. My family likes a mix of white and dark meat, so I make the effort to use both.

How do I reheat this Sweet and Sour Chicken?

I do not recommend using the microwave to reheat this dish. The chicken does not stay crisp that way. Use a pan on the stove top and heat on low until the chicken is heated through. I have also placed this dish into a baking dish and covered it with foil and baked it for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is heated all through.

What do you need to make Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

            4 skinless Chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces

            2 large eggs, beaten

            1 cup of cornstarch

            ¼ cup vegetable oil

            ¼ cup ketchup

            ½ cup sugar

            ½ tsp sea salt

            2 tbsp soy sauce

            ½ cup apple cider vinegar, do not substitute anything else

            1 tsp powdered garlic

How to make Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 325*

Line a 9×13 baking dish with a sheet of parchment paper

SECOND STEP:

Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces

In a large ziploc bag pour in the cornstarch and salt and pepper

Add the chicken pieces and shake well to coat

a)

b)

THIRD STEP:

In a bowl, beat the eggs

FOURTH STEP:

Heat the oil in a skillet until it sizzles when you shake a drop of water in

Dip each chicken piece into the beaten egg and then place into the pan.

FIFTH STEP:

Sear the chicken on each side and then place into the baking dish.

In a medium sized bowl, add the ketchup, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sugar, garlic powder and then sea salt

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

SIXTH STEP:

Stir to combine very well

Pour this mixture over the chicken and bake for 1 hour, flipping and stirring halfway through

Serve with a side of rice

Enjoy!

YUM!

Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless Chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  •             2 large eggs, beaten
  •             1 cup of cornstarch
  •             ¼ cup vegetable oil
  •             ¼ cup ketchup
  •             ½ cup sugar
  •             ½ tsp sea salt
  •             2 tbsp soy sauce
  •             ½ cup apple cider vinegar, do not substitute anything else
  •             1 tsp powdered garlic

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 325*

Line a 9x13 baking dish with a sheet of parchment paper

SECOND STEP:

Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces

In a large ziploc bag pour in the cornstarch and salt and pepper

THIRD STEP:

Add the chicken pieces and shake well to coat

In a bowl, beat the eggs

FOURTH STEP:

Heat the oil in a skillet until it sizzles when you shake a drop of water in

Dip each chicken piece into the beaten egg and then place into the pan.

FIFTH STEP:

Sear the chicken on each side and then place into the baking dish.

In a medium sized bowl, add the ketchup, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sugar, garlic powder and then sea salt

SIXTH STEP:

Stir to combine very well

Pour this mixture over the chicken and bake for 1 hour, flipping and stirring halfway through

Serve with a side of rice

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 140gSugar: 18gProtein: 12g