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Awesome Sweet and Sour Chicken

Updated on September 15, 2014

Chicken Recipes

4 stars from 4 ratings of Jules1958's Awesome Sweet And Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I have been making this Sweet and Sour Chicken for years and it is one of my favorite dinners and only takes 30 minutes to make it and I have it ready on the table when the family comes home from work from a long day.

You will see in the big photos below step by step on how to make this favorite chicken dinner of mine.

Photo Credit:

by JuliaPayne1958

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 4-8

Ingredients

  • 8 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • chicken broth from chicken water
  • 1 cup sugar

Photo Credit: Sweet And Sour Chicken Ingredients

by Julia Payne1958

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. I boil the skinless, boneless chicken breasts in a pot of water until cooked.
  3. Then I take the broth from the chicken water and put it in a mixing bowl and put in the sugar, ketchup, and vinegar and mix it well until it is stirred well.
  4. I then drain the chicken in a strainer and set it aside for now.
  5. I then take a freezer bag and put in the cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and put the chicken in and shake it up real good.
  6. I place them in a skillet of oil and fry them until they are crispy and golden brown.
  7. Then I place them in a casserole dish and pour the sauce covering all the chicken.
  8. I put it in the oven for 30 minutes and turn them every 15 minutes until you see the sauce bubbling and smelling good.
  9. You can serve it with noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, or anything that you think that will go good with the chicken dinner. Then sit down and enjoy the great chicken dinner.

Steps in Making This Great Dinner

Sweet and Sour Chicken Ingredients

Photo Credit: Sweet And Sour Chicken Ingredients

by Julia Payne1958

STEP 1

CLEAN YOUR CHICKEN AND THEN BOIL THE BONELESS CHICKEN BREASTS IN A POT OF WATER UNTIL COOKED THOROUGLY.

Photo Credit: Boiling Boneless Chicken Breasts

by Julia Payne1958

STEP 2

POUR THE CHICKEN BROTH IN A BOWL AND SET ASIDE. PUT CHICKEN IN A STRAINER AND LET IT COOL IT OFF.

Photo Credit: Draining Chicken

by Julia Payne1958

STEP 3

IN THIS STEP YOU TAKE A FREEZER BAG AND PUT THE CORNSTARCH, SALT AND PEPPER, AND GARLIC POWDER AND PUT CHICKEN BREASTS IN THE BAG AND SHAKE IT UNTIL COVERED AND THEN PLACE CHICKEN IN A FRY PAN WITH THE CANOLA OIL UNTIL CRISPY AND THEN PUT IT IN A CASSEROLE DISH.

Photo Credit: Shaking the Chicken Breasts

by Julia Payne1958

STEP 4

PUT SOME CANOLA OIL IN YOUR FRY PAN AND PUT CORN STARCH CHICKEN MIXTURE IN PAN AND FRY IT UNTIL IT IS CRISPY.

Photo Credit: Frying the Chicken

by Julia Payne1958

STEP 5

THIS IS THE CHICKEN ALL FRIED UP AND READY FOR PUTTING IT IN A CASSEROLE DISH....

Photo Credit: Fried Chicken

by Julia Payne1958

STEP 6

TAKE THE CHICKEN BROTH AND ADD KETCHUP,SUGAR, AND VINEGAR AND MIX THOROUGHLY FOR THIS IS THE SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE FOR THIS RECIPE.

Photo Credit: Sweet and Sour Sauce

by Julia Payne1958

STEP 7

PLACE THE CHICKEN IN A CASSEROLE DISH AND POUR THE SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE OVER THE TOP OF THE CHICKEN AND MAKE SURE YOU COVER ALL THE CHICKEN. BAKE IT AT 350 DEGREES FOR 15 MINUTES AND THEN STIR IT AGAIN SO IT COVERS ALL THE CHICKEN. THEN FINISH COOKING IT FOR ANOTHER 15 MINUTES UNTIL IT NICE AND THICK SAUCE.

Photo Credit: Awesome Sweet and Sour Chicken

by Julia Payne1958

Another Chicken Recipe Made By Jules1958

Photo Credit: ANOTHER CHICKEN RECIPE

by Julia Payne1958

The Most Important Thing about this Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe is you need to make Sure the Chicken is Cooked Thoroughly so you don't get food poisoning or salmonella.

© 2012 JuliaAnnPayne

Hey People What Do You Think of this Awesome Sweet and Sour Chicken Dinner!!

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      Compu-Smart 2 years ago from London UK

      Hi Julia Ann,

      I liked the easy and simple way to cook sweet and sour chicken. I was wondering, can i use the same ingredients but add pork instead?

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      yayang0405 lm 3 years ago

      It looks delicious. My friend would love this recipe.

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      Dhookraj Singh 3 years ago

      Yummy! Thank you for the detailed steps.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks and sounds so good. I can almost smell it through the computer!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      This looks great, I will certainly try it, thanks for sharing

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      DougB101 4 years ago

      Delicious! I guess we will be having Awesome Sweet & Sour Chicken for dinner tonight.

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      gyulaolah 4 years ago

      We - my wife and me - really like the combined sweet and sour taste, so we enjoyed your lens. Thanks for it!

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      CreativeGal 4 years ago

      Oh, My! I can taste it already!

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 4 years ago

      Looks delicious!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A recipe my kids are sure to love. Looks good.

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      Sunflower2423 4 years ago

      Love sweet and sour chicken. Looks yummy! I will have to try this recipe.

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      momideas 4 years ago

      Love sweet and sour things. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      OMG - terrific. Love sweet and sour chicken. Pinned and blessed.

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      Margot_C 4 years ago

      Another great recipe lens! Love sweet & sour chicken.

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      theinformationguy 4 years ago

      Mmmm now I am hungry for some sweet and sour chicken !!

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      bilafond lm 4 years ago

      Yummy. This should be tasty will try it. Thank you for this awesome lens.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Mmmm...your recipe lenses look delicious! I think I'll give this Sweet and Sour Chicken a try! :)

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Looks yummy!

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      Good recipes.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Ok first your home made Stew and now your home made sweet and sour chicken, heck why don't I just move in with you guy's, two of my favorite meals, the chicken one I shall definitely be trying this week, thanks for sharing and will let you know how I get along

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      Success_At_School 5 years ago

      Looks amazingly good. I can almost smell it.

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      NAIZA LM 5 years ago

      I personally love this Yummy Chicken recipe of yours. Thank you for sharing. I learned a new recipe for today. I better try this one. Definitely, a fabulous lens.:)

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      JuliaAnnPayne 5 years ago

      thanks for all the great comments

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      yummy I love sweet and sour chicken

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Alana-r 5 years ago

      Yum, it looks sooooo good1

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Delicious chicken recipe, even though I am now a pesca-vegetarian!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Looks so yummy. What time do we eat? :)

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This a A Great Idea For A Chicken Dinner Recipe, because we like to try out new dishes each month.

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      Michelle Hogan 5 years ago

      The very best S&S dishes have the thinnest possible coating on the meat, enough to lock in the moisture of the meat but not too thick to feel like you are chomping into a sandwich each time you take a bite. Too bready means you lose mos of the flavour of the meat.

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      Michelle Hogan 5 years ago

      The very best S&S dishes have the thinnest possible coating on the meat, enough to lock in the moisture of the meat but not too thick to feel like you are chomping into a sandwich each time you take a bite. Too bready means you lose mos of the flavour of the meat.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Sounds delicious and very easy to follow - nice lens :>)