Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken


For the Chicken:

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the chicken pieces with the cornstarch until well-coated. Dip each piece into the beaten eggs.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides, about 3-4 minutes (the chicken does not need to be fully cooked at this point). Transfer the browned chicken to the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic powder, and salt until smooth.
  5. Pour the sweet and sour sauce evenly over the chicken in the baking dish.
  6. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, stirring the chicken every 15 minutes to ensure it is well-coated with the sauce and cooked through.
  7. Serve the baked sweet and sour chicken over rice and garnish with green onions or sesame seeds if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Kcal: 350 kcal per serving | Servings: 4 servings

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