Sweet and sour chicken recipe

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Sweet and sour chicken -skip the take out and make this delicious recipe at home! The sauce is to die for.

I am so excited to share this sweet and sour chicken recipe that my family absolutely loves. My whole family is a fan (even the kids). This recipe will definitely be going in your “favorites file.”Sweet and sour chicken recipe on iheartnaptime.com ... seriously so good!

I have to admit… I’m usually not a huge fan of Chinese food when we go out because I am super picky about meat, but I love making it at home. This yummy recipe came from my friend Alison, however I added in a few of my favorite spices and loved the end result! The homemade sauce is what really takes this recipe over the top. If you’re in a hurry you could always use store bought too.Sweet and sour chicken recipe on iheartnaptime.com ... seriously so good!

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Sweet and sour chicken recipe

Sweet and sour chicken -skip the take out and make this delicious recipe at home! The sauce is to die for.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

*Sweet and sour sauce:*

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup + 1 TB rice vinegar (distilled vinegar will work too)
  • 1 TB soy sauce

Directions:

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.

Place the chicken, corn starch, salt, pepper and garlic salt in a large ziplock bag and shake until the chicken is evenly coated.
Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture and place in the frying pan with a fork. I did half the batch first. Fry both sides of the chicken for about 2 minutes a piece and place chicken on the pan. Dispose of the burnt oil and then heat up the rest of the oil and finish the chicken.
Pre-heat oven to 325°F. In a medium size bowl whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce. Next you'll pour the sauce over the chicken and bake for 20 minutes. Pull the chicken out and flip the chicken to evenly coat it with sauce. Then bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.

Serve with steamed rice and vegetables. Enjoy!

Tips for making sweet and sour chicken

  • Prep the chicken and seasoning ahead of time. Use a zip top bag for easy clean up.
  • To test if the oil is hot enough, splash a little water on the oil. If it pops it’s ready.
  • Use tongs and a oven safe mit when flipping the chicken.
  • Double the sauce if you’d like extra for dipping the chicken in.

Baked sweet and sour chicken recipe on iheartnaptime.com ... seriously so good!

So so good! I cannot wait to make this recipe again and again.

Homemade sweet and sour sauce -tastes amazing on this chicken!

So have you tried making sweet and sour chicken at home? Give it a try! It’s a little bit of work… but SO worth it! Your family will love you even more. ;)

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  1. Stephany Hyder posted on August 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm (#
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    LOVE THIS! Have to try. I am right there with you….I am very picky about my meat too. Thanks for sharing. The hubs loves Chinese and I think he will be in love. ;)

    • Jamielyn posted on August 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm (#
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      Hope you enjoy, my family absolutely LOVED it! :)

  2. scarlett posted on August 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm (#
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    This is one of my families favorites too!

  3. Angie@Echoes of Laughter posted on August 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm (#
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    It looks so delicious Jamielyn! I think I am going to make that tomorrow! Angie xo

  4. Jenni posted on August 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm (#
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    It says garlic sauce as the last ingredient, what is that? Looks yummy!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm (#
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      It is supposed to be 1 tsp. garlic salt! Thanks for letting me know, I’ll change that! :)

  5. Rhonda posted on August 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm (#
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    Okay – hit add comment on accident :)!
    I have pinned so many of your delicious recipes and this is the latest I’ll have to try – thanks for sharing!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#
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      Thanks for stopping by Rhonda, I’m glad you have enjoyed the recipes!! Hope you enjoy the sweet and sour chicken…it is so yummy!

  6. Angela posted on August 28, 2013 at 12:33 am (#
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    Yum! Making this tomorrow!

  7. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide posted on August 29, 2013 at 12:08 am (#
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    My family loves Chinese food, too! I will give this recipe a try!

  8. Julia posted on August 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm (#
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    We love this recipe! It is also excellent made with pork instead of chicken. You can also substitute honey for the sugar, my family cannot tell the difference when I do.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm (#
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      Oooh those variations sound delicious! Thanks for commenting Julia, I’ll have to try pork next time! :)

    • Ava posted on September 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm (#
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      How much honey would you use?

  9. Jane posted on August 30, 2013 at 12:21 am (#
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    I love how popular this recipe is…it’s everywhere. The original is from http://www.melskitchencafe.com. I found it on her site years ago and have been making it ever since. There are tons of blogs that have posted it with minor variations but I always stick to the original. It’s delicious. Love your blog!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm (#
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      This recipe definitely is amazing! I’ll have to try her recipe, thanks for sharing Jane! :)

  10. meme posted on October 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm (#
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    I found this recipe through another blog that apparently stole your recipe and pictures. http://www.lovewithrecipe.com/recipe/329.html

    • Jamielyn posted on October 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm (#
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      Thanks for letting me know! I’ll check it out!

  11. Miriam posted on November 1, 2013 at 9:36 am (#
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    I made this a few weeks ago and EVERYONE loved it. Its hard to find a recipe that my husband and kids all like, let alone love. I doubled the recipe and it was still gone! My daughter asked if I can make it every week :) I am making it again today; they will all be so excited!! thanks for a great recipe

    • Jamielyn posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm (#
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      Thanks so much for your comment Miriam! I am so happy your family loved it! Finding recipes for everyone is my absolute favorite. :)

  12. Kathy posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:13 pm (#
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    Great Recipe! Loved It! Made it Saturday and debated making it again today!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm (#
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      Thanks for your comment Kathy! I’m glad you liked this recipe as much as we do!

  13. Michelle posted on December 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm (#
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    Love this! I made it with tofu and not quite as much sugar, and it turned out super well! I was hoping to have leftovers to take to work, but ended up eating the entire thing (whoops). And it really wasn’t that hard and didn’t take that long. Thanks for the recipe, I’ll definitely be making this again!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm (#
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      I’m glad it turned out well for you! Thanks for sharing this healthier option! :)

  14. Karen M. posted on December 31, 2013 at 4:30 pm (#
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    This looks delicious! Am making it tonight. I always end up with your recipes and they are great!!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm (#
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      I hope you enjoyed it Karen, this is one of our favorites! Thanks for stopping by! :)

      • Silvia posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:31 am (#
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        I can’t wait to try this recipe !! Looks amazing! Just have one question .what do you mean by Tb ??

      • Jamielyn posted on January 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm (#
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        Tablespoon! Hope you enjoy Silvia! :)

      • Silvia posted on January 8, 2014 at 11:56 pm (#
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        Thank you ! (: I’m sure I will! For the sugar.do you use brown sugar??

  15. Jo Lacey posted on January 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm (#
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    Thank you for this recipe – my family love it. I have made a huge batch of the fried chicken and frozen them and frozen than in family portion bags to make it an easy, quick mid week meal.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm (#
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      What a great idea for a quick meal, thanks for sharing! I’m glad your family loved this recipe…it is definitely one of our favorites! :)

      • alisha posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm (#
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        Is there a taste difference between rice vinegar and white distilled vinegar?

      • Jamielyn posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm (#
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        The rice vinegar has a little sweeter taste, but you can use just regular if you don’t have it on hand.

  16. Marsha posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm (#
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    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love sweet and sour chicken but never made it myself. I even think my grandsons would love it. Thank you for posting this recipe.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm (#
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      This is one of my families favorite recipes! Homemade sweet and sour chicken is so delicious, I hope you like it Marsha!

  17. Denise posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm (#
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    I made this tonight. Always wanted to try a Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe but was always afraid of the mess, time needed, and could I make something as good as my favorite Chinese restaurant. But after looking over your recipe it didn’t seem so daunting so I gave it a go. Really wasn’t to time consuming and mess was minimal. The only thing I did differently was switch the ketchup and rice vinegar measurements as my husband is not a big vinegar fan. That worked great. I asked him how he liked it, if there was anything he would change and if he would like me to make it again. I got a thumbs up so we are good. :) I thought it was yummy and am excited I finally made Chinese! Thanks Jamielyn!!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm (#
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      Thanks for leaving a comment and telling us about your experience making it Denise! I’m glad you and your husband liked it! I am the same way, I don’t make Chinese food too often, but when you can find a good recipe it is so worth it! :) Thanks again for stopping by!

  18. Shelby posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm (#
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    Thanks for the recipe! My husband loved it. It was a little on the sweet side for me, but I’m excited to try the chicken with other sauces too! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:35 pm (#
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      Thanks for your comment Shelby! The chicken would definitely be yummy with other sauces as well! I’m glad your husband loved it, that is always a victory for me! :)

  19. Angie posted on February 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm (#
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    I have to say a big thank you. We tried this tonight for the first time and my very picky child ate this and went back for seconds. I was shocked as he said the only reason he tried it is because it smelt good! Yay a keeper recipe!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm (#
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      Yay! That really is the best feeling when my picky eaters go back for seconds! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks for stopping by to let us know! :)

  20. Cindy posted on February 17, 2014 at 8:35 pm (#
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    Wow, saw this on Pintrest and decided to give it a try. DELICIOUS! I would recommend not cutting the chicken in tiny pieces as I did. Definitely making this again.

    • Jamielyn posted on February 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm (#
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      I’m glad you liked it Cindy! It is definitely one of our family favorite recipes! :)

  21. Stacy Kay posted on February 26, 2014 at 4:57 pm (#
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    Made this last night. I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. I have a hard time finding Chinese takeout recipes that actually taste like takeout. It was just me and my little one for supper last night and we both loved it!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:31 pm (#
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      I’m glad you and your little one loved it! This is definitely in our monthly meal rotation because the whole family will eat it! :)

  22. Carla posted on March 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm (#
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    Tried this tonight… AMAZING! Sooooo good, super easy! Served with Stir Fry Veggies!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm (#
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      Comments like yours make my day Carla! I’m so glad you tried it and loved it! :)

  23. Kate posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm (#
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    Looking forward to making this tonight. Just curious what you think about using a crock pot instead of the oven for the second part. My husband likes orange chicken less on the crispy side.

    • Jamielyn posted on March 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm (#
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      Hi Kate! I’ve never tried making this in the crock pot before but I’m sure it would work great! It would definitely change the texture, but it will have the same taste! If you give it a try, let us know how it goes! :)

  24. Ashley posted on May 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm (#
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    HOLY COW!!! This seriously is the best recipe ever! I’m really skeptical when it comes to Chinese restaurants and now I can get my Chinese food fix! Seriously AMAZING! My husband better get home soon before it’s all gone! Thanks!!

    • Jamielyn posted on June 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm (#
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      Your comment made my day Ashley! I am so happy you loved this recipe, it is definitely one of my families favorites!! Thanks for commenting. :)

  25. Jamie posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm (#
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    I just made this for lunch and wow! So good!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm (#
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      I’m glad you liked it Jamie! It is one of my favorites! :)

  26. daisy posted on July 15, 2014 at 11:33 am (#
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    Can I use Honey or other kind of sweetener instead of Sugar?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:36 pm (#
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      Hi Daisy! I have never tried substituting the sugar, but you could definitely try honey! I think it would work.

      • Calvin posted on August 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm (#
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        I USED  1/2 c BLUE AGAVE  INSTEAD OF 1 c SUGAR AND TURNED OUT GREAT  IF THAT HELPS ANYONE

      • Jamielyn posted on August 10, 2014 at 12:24 am (#
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        Thanks for sharing Calvin. I’m glad to know it works great with agave too! :)

  27. C.W.SHATTO posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm (#
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    GREAT RECIPE    I USED A WOK RATHER THAN A FRYING PAN & I USED 1/2 CP AGAVE INSTEAD OF SUGAR    THANK YOU FOR SHARING !   GBA

  28. Calvin posted on August 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm (#
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    I JUST USED THE SAME RECIPE TO MAKE DRUMSTICKS AND THEY ARE FALL OFF THE BONE GOOD AND CRISPY    THE ONLY THING I CHANGED WAS I BAKED THEM FOR 30 MINUTES ON EACH SIDE    OUTSTANDING RESULTS     THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SHARING    GBA 

  29. Clair posted on August 13, 2014 at 6:12 pm (#
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    I love this recipe! It is so worth it! I’ve used it with pork too, and it has been fabulous!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm (#
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      I haven’t tried it with pork…yum! This recipe takes a little bit of work, but I agree…it is so worth it! :)

  30. Angharad Wallace posted on August 15, 2014 at 4:21 am (#
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    I made this for my family and it was delicious, especially as my hubby doesn’t usually like sweet and sour! One question… Do you know roughly how many calories there is in it? Thanks xx

    • Jamielyn posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm (#
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      I’m glad you liked it! I’m not sure how many calories are in it, but if you google there are some calorie counting websites that you can add the ingredients into. :)

  31. Heidi Rees posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:44 am (#
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    I made the sauce for dinner tonight!  Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:20 am (#
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      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by Heidi!

  32. Julia posted on August 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm (#
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    I tried this recipe a few months ago.  I crave it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  It is the BEST!  Thanks for sharing :) 

  33. Courtney posted on August 28, 2014 at 6:53 pm (#
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    I think I make this close to once a month! Love it leftver too! Can you make this in the slow cooker? 

  34. Vicki Haile posted on September 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm (#
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    Stumbled across this recipe via pintrest. This is incredible!!! My family loves it. Hard to eat it in a restaurant now because this is too yummy@

    • Jamielyn posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:26 am (#
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      Thank you Vicki! This is definitely one of my favorite recipes! :)

  35. Crissy posted on September 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm (#
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    Love Chinese food. Made this tonight! So pretty!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:45 am (#
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      So glad you enjoyed these, this recipe is one of my favorites!

  36. sharon posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:46 am (#
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    Sounds amazing! I’m totally gonna make it today. Tnx!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:35 am (#
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      Hope you enjoyed it Sharon! This is one of my all time favorite recipes! :)

      • sharon posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:27 am (#
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        Both my kids and the grown ups in the house loved this recipe.
        I doubled the amount of chicken, but needed just half the amount of cornstarch mix.
        I regretted I only doubled the amount. I have to give you a huge thumbs up because this is the first recipe my son loved. I’ve tried many many recipes, he will eat some, but usually leave some of the portion if not most of it on his plate.
        This time he couldn’t have enough :) thank you!!

  37. Signa posted on January 9, 2015 at 7:14 am (#
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    Hi! I really can’t wait to try out this recipe, but before I start, I just want’s to know for how many people the recipe is for :-)? I really hope you can help me, even though it’s quite some time since you put the recipe up :-)

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:57 pm (#
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      Hi! This recipe should serve between 4-6 people. :)

  38. Joe posted on January 19, 2015 at 8:33 pm (#
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    Thank you so much for this recipe. I make this once a week for my girlfriend and I. This taste sooo good, just like a Asian sweat and sour you get in the Asian restaurants . I also make chicken fried rice on the side the combo is awesome. Your the best Jamielyn. Thanks again!!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm (#
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      I’m so glad you like this recipe Joe, it is one of my favorites! Mmm I will have to try chicken fried rice with it next time!

  39. Leticia posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm (#
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    I made this recipe tonight and it came out perfect! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm (#
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      I’m so glad you liked it! It is one of our favorites! :)

  40. Karita posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm (#
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    Just curious does anyone know what the calorie count is for this recipe?! I’m excited to try it for the first time tonight for my boyfriend and I! I’m just curious really!

  41. Linda posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm (#
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    I made the sweet and sour chicken last night and my family just loved it!! What a great recipe. thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 13, 2015 at 3:11 pm (#
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      I’m so glad your family loved this recipe! :)

  42. Inez posted on March 13, 2015 at 9:17 pm (#
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    Yr recipes look good and seem easy to make with not much preparation

  43. Cara posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:39 pm (#
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    made this tonight! Found it on Pinterest. Made close to 2lbs of chicken bites and my boys devoured it. We loved it! Served it over rice and quickly sautéed some red bell pepper, onions and threw in some pineapple chunks. This is my new fave sweet n sour recipe!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm (#
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      Hi, Cara! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It’s a favorite in our family too!

  44. Aline posted on March 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm (#
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    You instruct to fry BITE-size chicken pieces for 2 minutes then bake for 35-40 minutes. I’m just wondering if the chicken pieces turn out DRY? Seems like a long time to bake small chicken pieces. Would like to try this.

    • Jamielyn posted on March 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm (#
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      Hi! They have never turned out dry for me! With the frying, the chicken pieces aren’t 100% cooked yet, so they finish cooking in the oven! :)

  45. Amanda Guidry posted on March 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm (#
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    This looks all so good! 

  46. Juan Francisco posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:28 pm (#
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    I really enjoyed this recipe I’ve made it a couple of times now, I even included in my newest blog post, I gave you all the credits by the way.

    http://livingwithjuan.blogspot.com/2015/03/10-cheap-and-easy-chicken-recipes.html

    • Jamielyn posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:56 pm (#
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      Thanks for the feature! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  47. NNChick posted on April 15, 2015 at 6:05 pm (#
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    I just made this recipe. I was sceptical because of the ketchup. I followed the recipe verbatim including using rice wine vinegar.

    At the end of cooking time it smelled heavenly.  The chicken was well coated and some of the pieces at the corners of the tray actually got a little charred and that was outstanding!  It was the best part.  It was more like a sticky asian bbq sauce than sweet and sour to me.   My notes on it: 1) make extra sauce or don’t use the entire thing, and instead heat or microwave it until cooked,  because this finished dish doesn’t have enough to saturate rice.   2) I think small pieces of pineapple would have been excellent and may have also made it more saucey.   Well done!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:11 am (#
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      I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for your tips and suggestions. :)

  48. Jackie Harrison posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:16 am (#
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    Hi Jamie I made this recipe last night absolutely delicious I only change the 1 cup sugar to honey and wanted to inform you that I will blog about this recipe some day this month or next mentioning your website and pinterest thanks for a great recipe.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm (#
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      I’m so glad you liked it Jackie! Thanks for sharing that switching sugar to honey worked well. :)

  49. Sue posted on May 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (#
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    This was so good! I made this tonight for my husband and we both agreed it tastes just as good as takeout- better b/c it’s homemade though, imo. Thanks so much for the recipe! Sometimes “homemade take out recipes”  feel like they’re missing something but this was awesome. It definitely exceeded any  expectations!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:24 pm (#
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      I’m so glad this was a win for you and your husband. It is one of our favorites! :)

  50. Alexandria posted on June 26, 2015 at 1:02 am (#
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    I made this, it’s so simple. Thanks for the great recipe! :)

  51. Lacey posted on September 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm (#
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    My husband loves this! Thanks for sharing. 

  52. Auddie posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:10 pm (#
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    Making this right now! But my sauce turned out very watery. is this normal? I’m hoping it will thicken up in the oven but yes.. very very watery. Did I do something wrong?

    • Laura Capello posted on October 14, 2015 at 7:45 am (#
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      Hi Auddie! It should have thickened up considerably while baking – due to the evaporation in the oven and the corn starch on the chicken. :)

  53. Cary posted on November 9, 2015 at 6:47 pm (#
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    This dish is absolutely delicious.  The taste is just right not too sour nor too sweet.  My family loved it.  Thanks for the recipe!

  54. NJ-Cook4You posted on January 14, 2016 at 8:58 am (#
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    Need to make these immediately! My mouth is watering!

    Greets,

  55. S posted on February 8, 2016 at 9:08 am (#
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    Hello-
    This looks like a great recipe. I can’t wait to try this tonight for the family. What kind of chicken did you use? Or would chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces work.
    Thanks!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 8, 2016 at 4:51 pm (#
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      Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs would work perfectly!

  56. Cheryl Sullivan posted on March 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm (#
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    I cannot wait to try this recipe out with my family! I think I might try chicken thighs since the breast tends to dry out and get chewy. Otherwise, I will be back for more inspiring recipes :) love from Iowa

  57. Sarah posted on May 6, 2016 at 5:48 pm (#
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    Hi! I love this dish and tried it many times.. However, I am in a pinch. I live out in the country and currently have no cornstarch on hand. Could I use flour?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 7, 2016 at 8:50 am (#
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      You could! It won’t be exactly the same but it’ll be close! :)

  58. Jody posted on August 13, 2016 at 8:40 pm (#
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    I used sesame seed oil which can withstand higher temps and didn’t have to change it out.

  59. Patti posted on August 16, 2016 at 9:40 am (#
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    You specify sweet & sour sauce with an asterisk but I can’t find the reference. 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on August 16, 2016 at 10:55 am (#
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      We wrote out *Sweet and Sour Sauce* like that so you’d like that the ingredients below were specifically for the sauce. :)

  60. christine lowry posted on January 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm (#
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    Sweet and Sour Chicken!!!

    One of the most unbelievably delicious recipes ever!!

    Thank you so very much for sharing!

    Wishing you happiness in 2017.

    Chris

  61. Catia crack posted on March 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm (#
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    I made this last night a d it was sooo yummy!! Everyone loved it!

  62. Robin posted on August 9, 2017 at 10:50 pm (#
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    This is delicious! I’m going to need to get some of those tongs though, because the oil pops and burns when it pops onto my hand. My little fork isn’t long enough ,lol.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm (#
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      I’m so glad you liked it! It is a staple in my home! Tongs definitely help with the popping oil!

  63. Tammy posted on September 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm (#
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    I just want to make sure I make this correctly…..I cook the chicken on each side for 1 minute is that right? And then it finishes baking in the oven? Sounds so delicious….can’t wait to make it. Thanks so much!

  64. Tammy posted on September 29, 2017 at 11:36 pm (#
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    Just wanting to make sure I make this correct…..I cook the chicken for 1 minute on each side and then let it continue baking in the oven. Is that correct? Sounds so delicious….can’t wait to try it. Thanks.

  65. Tammy posted on September 29, 2017 at 11:42 pm (#
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    So I left a comment and then didn’t see it posted and so I left another one and then the previous one popped up. now I don’t see either of them so hopefully they will pop up again with my question. Maybe its just my computer having an issue LOL.

  66. Andrea posted on October 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm (#
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    I tried this recipe as a last resort after not finding jarred sweet and sour sauce. I will never need to buy a jar of sweet n sour sauce ever again!! The whole process works perfectly. I added sauteed onion and green and red bell peppers to the chicken once it was time to go into the oven. I sauteed first just in case they wouldnt be cooked enough in the oven because the chicken didn’t take very long in the oven. I may just add them raw next time to see how it turns out. I dont usually review recipes but this turned out so wonderfully I had to tell everyone. Thank you for making my son’s birthday dinner so awesome!!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm (#
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      Thank you so much for your comment Andrea! I’m so glad your family liked this recipe, it is one of my go-to’s when we want homemade chinese food!!

  67. Amber posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm (#
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    Under how to make the sauce it says half cup plus 1 tb of vinegar. What is the half of cup?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm (#
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      Hi Amber! It is 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 Tb of vinegar! :)

  68. Amber posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm (#
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    As in what ingredients I’m I using a half of cup of?