Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sweet and Sour Chicken

My friends, let me tell you something:
I love Chinese food.
It's my favorite food.
So with that said, I can now live in the middle of nowhere absolutely comfortably.
Because I can make Sweet and Sour Chicken in my own kitchen. 
Anytime I want.
And this version tastes just like it was made in a Chinese restaurant.
Also, I love a girl named Holly for putting this recipe on her blog for me. 
I know it was just for me. 

3-4 boneless chicken breasts
salt & pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil

Sweet & Sour Sauce
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbs ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 
  • Rinse your chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes. I like my chicken partially frozen when cutting. It makes it easier. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs.  
  • Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through.
  • Place the chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. 
  • Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken. 
  • Bake for one hour and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes.

  I can't get over how it tastes like it came from a Chinese restaurant.


  1. Mmmm, I love Chinese food too! This looks great Mandy!

  2. I don't care for eating at Chinese restaurants, but I love making Chinese at home. This looks so tasty. Can't wait to try it!

  3. Sweet mother of God~ this looks yummy and easy!! Hmmm, might be what's for dinner tonight!! Thanks!

  4. This looks wonderful--we LOVE chinese food! I'll be making this soon. PINNED!

  5. Mandy - I'm sooo excited about this simple recipe! I LOVE the recipes you share and will be making this one soon. Oh Yum!!!!!! Thanks so much.

  6. I totally posted this on my blog just for you, my bloggy BFF! ;) I'm so glad you loved it! Your pics are gorgeous and they're totally making me crave this delicious stuff as we speak!!! :)

  7. This looks delicious and is definately going onto my "must try soon" list :)

  8. I too love Chinese! I think cutting chicken when partially frozen is SO much easier also! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Have a blessed week ~EMM

  9. Yum... one of my favorites. Happy Scrumptious Sunday Link Party.

  10. Ohhh I love Chinese food and this post had me drooling!! Will have to try this soon!

    New follower :)


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  12. I love sweet and sour chicken but have never made it. Have ordered it many, many times, but...This is a great recipe and I appreciate your posting it. I might just have to make it!

  13. Oh my goodness! I've always wanted to learn to make my own Chinese food. This is perfect because it's a healthier version of a meal I just love. Thanks so much for this! I can't wait to try it.

  14. Oh!! I must do recipe!!! I love Chinese!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  15. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

  16. Hi Mandy,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This looks so yummy and I have a son who LOVES Sweet & Sour Chicken so I know I'll be trying this soon.

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  17. This looks super easy and everything I need for it is already in my kitchen! I love it.

  18. Oh my goodness this looks amazing and totally has been craving for Asian! I am definitely going to have to make this with some Jasmine Rice or Brown Rice! Thank You for sharing! I am a new follower, please stop by anytime and follow if you'd like!

  19. Hi Mandy,
    We just love Sweet and Sour Chicken and your recipe looks wonderful! Your photo's are awesome. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Congratulations!! Your Sweet and Sour Chicken is featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar. Can’t wait to see what else you've cooked up — hope you will link again soon!

  21. This was so amazing I made it last week and the hubs is already hinting that I should make it again. Oh and a gazillion thumbs up for this since my super picky eater 4 yr old ate it for dinner and the next day for lunch!

  22. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks

  23. That was delicious! It is definitely the closest I have tasted to take out at home. I usually never have any luck making stuff like this at home but with your recommendation I thought I would try. Winner Winner!


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