Baked sweet and sour chicken

I love a good Chinese food restaurant.  What I don’t love is the cost for my family of 5 to get Chinese food.  I had discovered some frozen entrees at the grocery store and they are delicious.  However, the problem with them is that I’m still spending $12+ to feed my family of 5.

 This is a recipe that I found on Pinterest and it has become a family favorite.  We pair it with rice and it is perfect.  It is even more delicious the next day. Do keep in mind, it takes about 2 hours to make.  I don’t ever plan this recipe on days we are busy or days that I don’t have someone else in the house to keep an eye on the boys while I cook.

Even though it takes 2 hours, it is soooo worth it.

I have a self typed recipe so unfortunately I don’t have an original source to give to you guys.


  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 TBSP ketchup
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Rinse chicken and cut into bite sized pieces
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper
  4. Dip chicken in the cornstarch to coat, then dip in the eggs.
  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken until browned.  You do not need to fully cook the chicken.
  6. Place browned chicken in a greased 9×13 baking dish
  7. Mix the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt in a bowl, pour over the chicken in the baking dish.
  8. Cook for 1 hour in the oven, stirring every 15 minutes.


It is a very simple and straight forward recipe, but it does take time.  Trust me…. it is worth it.

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7 Responses to Baked sweet and sour chicken

  1. wow!! thats a nice option for a healthy dinner i have never thought of!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. chinaiconsvideos says:

    Looks delicious!


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