Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

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 9ร—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 350ยฐ, 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




  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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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