I’m not going to lie, I love Chinese takeout! One of my favorite things to order is sweet and sour chicken. I usually order that or the beef lo mein. I know it is not healthy but it is oh so good! I was looking for something that wasn’t as greasy and would save me money. Paying for takeout sure does add up!
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I came across a recipe on Pinterest from The Recipe Critic and it looked amazing. I love that the chicken came out so crunchy while still being covered in yummy sauce. I made this for dinner and my family loved it!
I am going to be keeping this recipe in my dinner rotation. I’ll probably make it every other week, it is that good. We have already had it twice. I made some white rice in my rice cooker to go along with this and it was a perfect meal. Now I just need to figure out how to make egg rolls!
- 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2-3 eggs beaten
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 Tbs. ketchup
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- 1 Tsp. garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and season with salt and pepper.
- Place chicken in a Ziplock bag and add the cornstarch. Close the bag and shake to combine until all the chicken is covered in cornstarch (you can mix it in a bowl, this is just easier).
- Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Take the chicken and dip it into the beaten eggs until it is coated.
- Cook the chicken in the skillet until brown and crispy on the outside. Place in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish.
- In a mixing bowl, add sugar, ketchup, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Whisk until combined.
- Pour sauce over the chicken and bake for 1 hour uncovered. Stir the chicken every 15-20 minutes so that every piece is covered in the sauce.
Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic.
I could seriously eat this sweet and sour chicken every week but I know it’s not good for my waistline. I have made it whenever I get a craving for Chinese takeout and it has saved be a good bit of money.
Let me know what you think if you give this recipe a try.