Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

We are big fans of Chinese food at our house! There’s a small Chinese restaurant in our hometown called Canton and we used to loved getting takeout from there. There was a period of time during this pregnancy where Chinese food was not on my list of favorites. I couldn’t even stomach being around it! There was even a night where we were in Idaho with family and my husband’s family had Chinese food for dinner during a party. The kids all got kids meals from Burger King. As much as I love Burger King, I would have much rather eaten Chinese that night!

Thank goodness I’m back to loving Chinese! And I was thrilled when I found this recipe for Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken. We made this for dinner last week and it tastes like we ordered it from a restaurant. It wasn’t hard to make and the chicken ended up being super tender. That was a good night!

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken


  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • SAUCE: 3/4 c. sugar
  • 4 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 c. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt


  1. Rinse the chicken breasts in water and pat dry. Cut into bite-sized pieces like you would get when you order at a Chinese restaurant. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Dip the chicken pieces into the cornstarch to coat, then dip them in the egg.
  3. Heat the 1/2 c. of oil in a large skillet and brown the chicken on both sides-just enough to brown but not cook them all the way through. Place on a plate covered with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  4. Place the chicken in a greased 9×13 baking dish. Mix all of the sweet and sour sauce ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk then pour evenly over the chicken.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes at 350°, turning the chicken halfway through baking. Serve over rice.

Recipe adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff

Here are more of my favorite homemade Chinese dishes!

Restaurant-Style General Tsao’s Chicken


Baked Orange Chicken



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  1. says

    Hello! Thanks for hopping by during the May Networking Blog Hop! Love the cupcakes theme! So cute! We love Chinese too so I may need to try this! 😀

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