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Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

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This is the most delicious and crispiest sweet and sour chicken recipe ever thanks to corn starch. Serve with veggies and rice.

While quick meals are always welcome, sometimes it is totally worth it to create a recipe that may take a little bit of time. There’s nothing better than the look your family gives you when you serve them a meal that wow’s them! This Sweet and Sour Chicken is just that.

sweet and sour chicken on a blue plate

The secret to this sweet and sour chicken is making it with Corn Starch, making this is the crispiest Sweet and Sour chicken ever! The corn starch coating crisps up the chicken and thickens the sauce.

In my opinion, this sweet and sour chicken recipe is much better than any takeout dish!

How to make this crispy Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe: 

Be sure to scroll down to get the full printable recipe with instructions and ingredients.

After dicing up your chicken, place it in a bag with Corn Starch, salt and pepper. Give it a toss to coat. This is the secret ingredient to giving your chicken that crispy coating.

After coating the chicken, give it a quick dip into an egg wash and then right into a pan of hot oil.

You aren’t actually cooking the chicken through in the pan, but rather just crisping up the chicken by flash frying it.

I love how the sweet and sour sauce seeps right into the chicken crust!

After you pour the sauce over the chicken, let it bake for an hour. Yes, it is a long time. But it is so worth it!

You can also change the recipe up and add vegetables like peppers, broccoli, or onions. Or add a delicious fruit like pineapple!

Did you know this recipe is naturally gluten free? Yes, including the corn starch!

close up of sweet and sour chicken on a blue plate

 

Don’t forget to pin this Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe! 

sweet and sour chicken recipe

sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

The most delicious and crispiest sweet and sour chicken recipe ever thanks to corn starch. Serve with veggies and rice.

Ingredients

  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 cup Argo® Corn Starch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bag, toss the chicken in salt, pepper and cornstarch until coated.

In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs together.

Heat oil in a skillet on medium.

Coat chicken in the egg batter and then fry them up in the skillet.

After frying about a minute on each side, place the chicken into a baking dish in a single layer.

In a small bowl, mix up the sweet and sour sauce.

Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the chicken and stir to make sure each piece is coated.

Bake the sweet and sour chicken for 1 hour, mixing after a half hour.

Stir your sweet and sour chicken over rice.

Notes

You can also change the recipe up and add vegetables like peppers, broccoli, or onions. Or add a delicious fruit like pineapple!

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rsteve

Monday 14th of October 2019

My husband loves sweet and sour chicken. He would eat it all the time if he could. I need to try this recipe for him.

kathy pease

Monday 14th of October 2019

This looks so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe :)

Deborah D

Sunday 13th of October 2019

I love sweet & sour chicken! I am definitely trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing.