easy sweet and sour chicken

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.
Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken


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


  • 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.
  • 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 in a 9×13 greased baking dish.
  • 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)