Sweet and Sour Chicken

23 Nov 2013

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This sweet and sour chicken is so good, you will never want to buy takeout again! Trust me, it is worth all the time it takes to prepare.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

If you've been anywhere near my kitchen, or seen any of the meals that I cook, you will know that I am not a fan of cooking with meat.

I would like to make it clear that I do very much enjoy EATING meat. If I go out to eat and need to chose between a meaty burger and a veggie burger, 9 times out of 10 I would choose the meat infested one. (That is unless the veggie burger was anything like the quinoa burgers I made last month)

Sweet and Sour Chicken

And while I don't like cooking with meat, I make one exception. For some reason, chicken doesn't make me as squeamish as the other meats. I think it's because I only cook with chicken breasts, and they rarely have much blood to deal with.

You can tell that I would fail as a surgeon..

So of course when I was craving some sweet and sour pork, I was in a little bit of a pickle. Luckily, I had some chicken on hand, and could adapt really well. The result? Sweet, sour, delicious chicken. What could be better than that? I don't miss the pork at all.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken
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What you'll need:


  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Chicken: Cut the chicken into cubes. Season with pepper.
  2. Place the cornstarch in a large ziplock bag, and shake the chicken in the bag to coat.
  3. In a small bowl, beat together the eggs slightly. Dip the cornstarch covered chicken in the egg mixture.
  4. Heat the oil in a medium skillet on medium heat.
  5. Fry the chicken for 1-2 minutes per side, then place on a baking dish.
  6. Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
  7. Sauce: In a saucepan, mix together the sauce ingredients on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sauce over the chicken, and bake for 30 minutes mix around a bit, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

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  1. Haha I can see why this is an exception for you, delicious chicken dish :D


  2. Mmmm - what a perfect stuffing recipe

  3. One of my favourites! Never made it myself though, must remedy that soon...

    Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk

  4. Well done! Looks professional! :)

  5. I feel EXACTLY the same way! I hate cooking meat but enjoying eating it! This looks so good. What a delicious end to a good weekend. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. I'm with you here. I'm also squeamish when it comes to touching meat. My husband often gets to do that job. Haha! This looks good.

  7. I try to vary up our meat eating at home between meat and non-meat entrees. But chicken always plays a heavy hand in our meal plan.

  8. You make the best food....I love sweet and sour chicken.

  9. Haha well obviously I'm not into cooking with meat...but I do love sweet and sour flavor! Have to try your sauce.

  10. I'm the same way...i love eating chicken but hate touching it! I don't mind touching red meat as much, but my husband won't eat it so it's rarely in our kitchen. Mmm, this chicken looks so crispy and delicious!

  11. I've been wanting to make S&S Chicken and I like this recipe better than the one I've got pinned. Easier. Thanks for the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving.


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