Skip the take out and make this delicious sweet and sour chicken recipe at home! The sauce is absolutely to die for. Serve with sticky rice and fresh vegetables for the perfect dinner!
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 40minutes
Total Time: 55minutes
For the Chicken:
1 1/4poundschicken, cut into bite size pieces
2large eggs, whisked
For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1/2cuprice vinegar, distilled or apple cider vinegar will work too
1Tablespoonsoy sauce, or coconut aminos
For serving: Cooked rice and broccoli and/or carrots, sliced green onions
Preheat oven to 325°F. 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.
In a medium size bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce. Next, 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!
To test if the oil is hot enough, splash a little water on the oil. If it pops, it's ready.
Double the sauce if you'd like extra for dipping the chicken in.
Note: This recipe has been updated. I reduced the amount of sugar from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup.