Skip Takeout – The Best Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Skip the takeout, this Sweet and Sour Chicken baked in the oven will become family favorite. Bite sized pieces of chicken breast are coated in a homemade sweet and sour sauce and baked to perfection. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and serve on top of your favorite rice.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

This homemade sweet and sour sauce is so good with chicken and you can also serve it on top of pork chops. This is one recipe that I don’t have to worry about the kids not wanting to eat, they’re always licking their plates dry and asking for more.

Sweet and Sour Chicken:

Chicken breast coating:

  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Homemade Sweet and Sour sauce:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs ketchup
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • sesame seeds optional

How to make Sweet and Sour Chicken in the oven.

baked sweet & sour chicken

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Cut chicken breast into cubes. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large skillet.

In a small bowl, beat 2 eggs. In a separate bowl add cornstarch. Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs.

Cook chicken in skillet until browned, it doesn’t need to be cooked through, just lightly browned.

Place browned chicken on a 9×13 greased baking dish.

 

baked chicken

Whisk together the sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl then pour evenly over the chicken.

Bake for one hour, turning chicken over every 15 minutes. Serve over rice, and top with sesame seeds. (optional)

homemade sweet sour sauce

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

 

The baked Sweet and Sour Chicken was delicious, our family of four had it devoured and the kids especially enjoyed it. I didn’t have to ask them once to sit at the table and finish their dinner, instead they were asking for seconds.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe:

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Skip the takeout, this Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken will become family favorite. Bite sized pieces of chicken breast are coated in a homemade sweet and sour sauce and baked to perfection. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and serve on top of your favorite rice.

Ingredients
Chicken coating:
  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Sweet and sour sauce:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs ketchup
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • sesame seeds optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken breast into cubes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large skillet.
  4. Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs. Cook chicken in skillet until browned, it doesn't need to be cooked through, just lightly browned.
  5. Place in a 9×13 greased baking dish.
  6. Whisk together the sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl then pour evenly over the chicken.
  7. Bake for one hour, turning chicken over every 15 minutes.
  8. Serve over rice, and top with sesame seeds. (optional)

 

easy sweet and sour chicken recipe

 

Comments

  1. Paul Tomosoiu says:

    That’s looking W-O-O-W… i hope it’s great for a summer day and put some garlic, a real delicious table!

  2. jamie braun says:

    my daughter just loves sweet and sour chicken! ive never thought of making it myself! i must try!

  3. lovely jasmin says:

    that so amazing i want some i have to try this

  4. Kelly Terrell says:

    I just made this dish and it was wonderful. About 1/2 way through, I threw in some diced red and yellow pepper and they turned out perfect. I would also suggest doubling the sauce as you want your rice sopped with it! Very good and definitely a do-over!

    • Livia says:

      Glad I’ve finally found sotmheing I agree with!

  5. Jen says:

    I LOVE this recipe! I accidently forgot to dip it in egg the 2nd time I made it, and since we couldn’t tell a difference have eliminated that step. (one less dish to wash) Love your website, I got here from someone else’s blog.

  6. Sarah says:

    Love this! I have to try this. I like the simplicity of the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce.

  7. janetfaye says:

    Sweet & Sour Chicken is my favorite and this looks so good. I like that it is baked and not fried.

  8. rochelle haynes says:

    Looking good love chicken

  9. Janet W. says:

    My grandsons would enjoy this chicken! Looks like it has a great flavor!

  10. Rosie says:

    Wow this looks amazing and I love the concept of cooking it in the oven. I want to try it – soon!

  11. courtney b says:

    I love that this is baked and not fryed or cooked. looks so yummy! we are super picky when it comes to sweet and sour chicken too !

  12. Julie Wood says:

    Oh YUM! This Sweet and Sour chicken looks so delicious and fun to make! I want to make this recipe for the family.

  13. Laurajj says:

    Oh this is one of our families favorite meals! Always so yummy! Takes a bit to make…but oh so worth it!

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