take out sweet 'n sour chicken

If you love take out sweet and sour chicken, you are going to love this recipe!  It’s easy and delicious, perfect for those nights you are unable to get takeout.

This makes a fantastic appetizer or a delicious meal!  Serve it up with some rice and a side of steamed veggies for a dinner that your whole family will love!

take out sweet 'n sour chicken
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Take Out Style Sweet ‘n Sour Chicken

If you love takeout sweet and sour chicken, you are going to love this recipe! It’s easy and delicious and tastes even BETTER than ordering in. This makes a fantastic appetizer or a delicious meal! Serve it up with some rice and a side of steamed veggies for a dinner that your whole family will love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
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Ingredients  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • 3 tablespoon canola oil

Sauce:

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine cornstarch, salt and pepper in a Ziploc bag. Cut chicken into small cubes and toss with cornstarch.
  • Beat eggs in a small bowl and dip each piece of chicken in the egg. Preheat oil over medium heat in a skillet and brown the chicken.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients. Place chicken in a 9x13 pan, pour sauce over top and bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes. Stir every 15 minutes.
4.94 from 31 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 501 | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 626mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Chicken, Dinner
Cuisine Chinese

Adapted from Six Sister’s Stuff

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  1. The best I’ve ever had! No more takeout for me. Followed it exactly with a reduced cooking time to 30 minutes because of my convection oven. I can’t thank you enough for my favorite takeout meal!5 stars

    1. You are so very welcome George! So happy to hear that you loved this sweet and sour chicken so much!