Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Mar 6, 2012

Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal. 


Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken



Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal.


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Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal.


I have to confess. I haven't really cooked a whole lot of Chinese or Asian inspired foods.

Maybe it's because the ingredients are so unfamiliar. It seems like I need so many ingredients that aren't usually found in my pantry.

Growing up in Central Minnesota, we ate tons of casseroles, pastas, meat and potatoes and other comfort food meals. Or in the summer, foods fresh from the garden.

Branching out to foods from other cultures didn't really happen at all.

This recipe is an exception to the unfamiliar ingredients I mentioned above.

All of these ingredients are easily found in most kitchens. Not to mention, this recipe is easy and the flavor is exceptional!

My friend, Amanda, has made this for her family a few times and they loved it, so I decided I had to try it.

I was just amazed at how great it turned out. The sauce is the perfect mixture of sweet and savory and it coats the chicken perfectly.

Who needs takeout when you can make this tasty and more affordable version at home??



Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal.




What is in Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken?

  • Soy Sauce: Also spelled as soya sauce. This very flavorful sauce is made from fermented soybeans, salt, water, and sometimes roasted grains. It is an East Asian liquid condiment of Chinese origin, traditionally made from a fermented paste. 
  • Vinegar: Vinegar is a solution of acetic acid and trace chemicals that may include flavorings. There are many types of vinegar, depending on source materials such as white, cider, balsamic, wine, rice and malt to name a few.
  • Granulated sugar: Also known as white sugar, table sugar or regular sugar. It's grainy, common and used in many types of recipes.


Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal.


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This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Preheat oven
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients
  • Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces and season
  • Dip chicken in cornstarch, then in egg to coat
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and cook chicken on until browned
  • Place chicken in a baking dish and pour sauce over chicken
  • Bake, stirring every 15 minutes


Full recipe below



Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal.



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Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal.


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Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal.


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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!


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Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Yield: 4-6 servings
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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside. 
  3. Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces and season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Dip chicken in cornstarch, then in egg to coat. 
  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet and cook chicken on medium high heat until browned, but not cooked through. 
  6. Place chicken in a 9x13 baking dish and pour sauce over chicken, coating evenly. 
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
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Skip takeout and make this easy Chinese restaurant favorite at home! Simple ingredients, affordable and so, so delicious! Serve with some veggies, fried rice or white rice for a tasty family meal.


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17 comments:

  1. YUMMY!! I was so happy to eat it with you! :)

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    1. Hi There Sheena,
      Thank you for all these great recipes of yours,
      I have a question, How on earth do I print a recipe,
      without printing all of your blog, give an old girl
      a break, I would truly like to try the S&S chicken,
      but would prefer to print it out, rather than write
      it out, I don't see a place to print, must I also must admit, I don't know what most of those little signs mean.
      Thank you, very much,
      cheers, Linda

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    2. Hi Linda! Right above the second picture for the Sweet and Sour Chicken, you will see "print recipe". Go ahead and click on that and it will take you to the printer page! I hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    3. Sheena,
      Goodness, I never even saw that, Thank you, I am going to
      try this for dinner tonight, I shall let you know.
      cheers, Linda

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  2. This looks so good!
    I love Chinese food and love to eat it quite often.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for linking up to the Scrumptious Sunday link party! Your chicken looks so good! I think my boys will like this!

    I will be choosing three recipes this weekend and will be featuring them on my blog and Facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/AddictedToRecipes

    Will see you again soon! Thank you again!

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    1. Me too! I was thinking of making it again this weekend lol

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  5. Good morning! Wanted to let you know that we have featured this recipe as one of our Scrumptious Sunday picks from last week! The post has been posted on our blog and on our Facebook page! Thanks again for sharing! http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com / http://www.facebook.com/AddictedToRecipes

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  6. Mmm! Can't wait to try this one - friend.

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  7. Thank you so much for participating in Manic Monday last week. You were one of the top 3 popular posts! So you are featured this week on my blog. Stop by when you can http://bobbiskozykitchen.blogspot.com/2012/08/manic-monday-party-9.html

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