This Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken is truly amazing! It’s been a family favorite for years and is better than any takeout. It’s so simple to make!
(This recipe was originally posted March 25, 2019)
Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken is hands down the best sweet and sour chicken I’ve ever had. I can honestly say it’s better than takeout.
Every time I make this, my boys literally get giddy. It’s so, so good. Chicken pieces are dipped in beaten eggs, then in cornstarch and then cooked in a little hot oil to brown. Then you bake them in the most delicious sweet and sour sauce.
You can serve this with white rice, but I highly suggest our favorite yellow rice. It goes so perfectly with this chicken and is so good with some of the sweet and sour sauce drizzled over it.
I got this recipe probably over 20 years ago from my grandma. It’s been a family favorite for years and is in our family cookbook that my Aunt Debbie compiled years ago. I think my aunt is actually the one who gave the recipe to my grandma, so I’m giving her all the credit for this amazing recipe!
Our family cookbook is one of my favorite cookbooks ever. It has all of our favorite family favorites recipes that hold so many memories for all of us. My copy is in shambles — pages have fallen out, the cover is torn off, there is food spilled on the pages, pages are torn and some pages are hanging on by a thread. It’s been well-used and is priceless to me.
Here is what it looks like:
Check out these two pages, they’re taped and one corner is completely gone.
This is just a few of the pages that have fallen out. Some of the instructions are very vague and some recipes don’t even have the titles on them, but we know what they are. Like I said, it’s priceless.
Lineup of ingredients:
- chicken breasts
- apple cider vinegar
- soy sauce
- garlic powder
This chicken does require a few extra steps including coating, dunking and browning the chicken pieces. But you got this . . . it’s easy peasy!
You start by coating chicken pieces in cornstarch and then dunking them in beaten eggs. Place them in a hot skillet with a little oil and brown those little babies up. Toss them into a baking dish in a single layer.
The sauce is whisked together and heated in a saucepan, poured over the chicken pieces and then baked in the oven. The sauce thickens slightly while it bakes and it’s heavenly.
Just do me a favor and make our family favorite rice with this, you won’t regret it for even a second.
Have a great Monday!Print
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Originally posted on 05/22/2012