Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe

Posted in Food, Uncategorized
on March 10, 2015


sweetandsourchickenAfter living in Japan for 3 years, I know all too well what good sweet and sour chicken taste like. There were rows and rows of mom’s and pop’s restaurants lined up less than a mile away from our home. Chris and I went out to eat all the time. The food was really that good! There were a few standouts that still make it into conversations these days. A good sweet and sour chicken is hard to come by in an American Chinese Restaurant, so when I came across this recipe on, I had to try it. Although the chicken is baked, it’s also flash fried for 2 minutes to create a crispy coating on the outside. Chris said that the chicken was “delicious,” and we need to put it in the regular rotation. I’m going to tweak the recipe a little bit for my taste because although I’m a sugar head, this recipe was a little too sweet for my liking. So here goes party people, let me know if you’ve made some great Asian inspired dishes at home in the comments!

Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe

Author: Emerald Lavender
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Serves: 6
No need to hit your local Chinese for takeout when you have this delicious and much healthier recipe that you can make at home.
  • For Chicken
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut in chunks
  • 1 tsp salt & 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 ketchup
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Lightly oil a nonstick 9 x 13 pan
  3. Make the sauce by whisking the sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, 2 tbs soy sauce, 2 tsp garlic powder.
  4. Add cubed chicken to large bowl and season with the salt and pepper.
  5. Add the cornstarch to the bowl and mix to combine.
  6. In another medium sized bowl, add your eggs and beat them.
  7. Take the chicken dipped in cornstarch and dredge them in the eggs
  8. Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan to medium heat.
  9. When your oil is hot, add the chicken and flash fry for 2 minutes to achieve crust
  10. After the chicken has cooked for 2 minutes, place on a paper towel lined plate to absorb oil.
  11. Add chicken to prepared baking dish and pour sauce over and bake for 15 -20 minutes


  • Camesha

    I want to try this. I have been trying new recipes that last few days. I need to throw this into the rotation for next week.

    I love the name of the site damn delicious. lol

  • Emerald112

    LOL!! It is pretty catchy and every recipe I’ve tried up there has lived up to its name. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Camesha! xx! @disqus_Y4nWaWLbeX:disqus

  • Jahshari Wilson

    Sounds super yummy!

  • Emerald112

    It was Shari! Thanks for dropping by! @jahshariwilson:disqus

  • This really does sound very easy to make. I’m going to have to try this one of these days. And neat that you used to live in Japan!

  • Emerald

    It was definitely a learning experience. You should try it, it’s really yummy! @mionnahenderson:disqus

  • Kay’s Ways

    This just made me hungry. Printed 2 out for my coworker and I, looks so simple and delicious!

  • Emerald

    Thank you for coming by Kay!! It was so good! Your hubby is going to propose again…!! It’s really that good! @kaysways:disqus

  • Ooh, I bet this recipe taste authentic! Looks easy enough for even me to do ;). Thanks for the recipe hook up!

  • Emerald

    LOL! You’re most welcome Stacie! xo!

  • YUMMY! I’m always trolling for a new recipe to try. I think this would be a hit and it looks rather simple.

  • RattlesandHeels

    I’ve never made sweet and sour chicken because I’m too afraid to mess it up but I’ll have to give this recipe a shot especially since you know good sweet and sour chicken having lived in Japan.

  • Emerald

    It is very easy Mimi! If you make it, better tell me! 🙂 @mimigreen:disqus

  • Emerald

    You won’t mess this up I promise…’s super easy and yummy! 🙂 @rattlesandheels:disqus

  • Oh this looks sooo good! I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks!

  • Emerald112

    You’re most welcome! you’re going to love it Carin! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 @carin

  • Holly

    Oh wow. I just ate not too long ago, but this post is making me hungry. This looks really good! I think i am going to have to try this.

  • Emerald112

    Hey Holly! If you do try it, please let me know… 🙂 x! @disqus_2FdrayI8FY:disqus

  • Christine St.Vil

    Oohhh let me tell you how sweet and sour chicken is one of my absolute faves! I can’t imagine anything being too sweet LOL But this looks easy and tasty so I will definitely be trying this one out. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Emerald112

    You’re most welcome Christine! You’ve got to tell me how much you like it too! @christinestvil:disqus

  • pinkpodster

    I’m adding this to my recipe on my iPad.

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