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Sweet & Sour Chicken

Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 5 servings


  • 1 to 2 lbs chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes optional. omit if you don't want it to have a spicy kick


  1. In a large ziplock bag add the cornstarch, garlic powder, pepper, salt and chicken and toss until chicken pieces are coated with mixture.
  2. Heat oil to 375F.
  3. Place beaten eggs into a shallow rimmed bowl.
  4. Dip coated chicken in the egg and transfer into oil.
  5. Cook for 20-30 seconds on each side. Remove chicken and place on a cooling rack to drain excess oil.
  6. Line a 9x13 baking sheet with chicken pieces.
  7. Whisk all ingredients for the sauce together in a small mixing bowl.
  8. Pour sauce over the chicken.
  9. Place in a 325F oven and bake for 55 minutes turning every 20 minutes or twice during the baking process.
  10. Serve over rice.

Recipe Notes

Your oil may tend to get too hot. If it starts to smoke.stop and turn down the heat until it gets back to 375F.
Never place fried foods on a paper towel. The paper towel gets oil soaked and your food gets soggy sitting on it. Use a cooling rack for optimal crispiness.
When flipping the chicken pieces during the baking process BEWARE: those red pepper flakes and apple cider vinegar may come up and punch you in the face.
Garnish with sesame seeds and/or green onions.
Recipe adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe