Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

Who loves Chinese? We order in Chinese at least twice a month because it's just... omgsogood!  (Well, and not to mention that the only two things that deliver in our area are pizza chains and Chinese.) So, anyway, my point is that it can get expensive.  I did some rummaging around on Pinterest (more like hours upon hours of searching) and found this super awesome recipe and wanted to give it a shot.  

This stuff is awesome!  The flavor is really great and I chose to serve it with white rice (for health and time reasons), but the original recipe was made with fried rice. I know it was great with white rice, so if you make it with the fried, let me know!

Before I give you the recipe and the directions, I want to warn you that this recipe takes quite a bit of time to make.  It takes at least a half an hour to do the prep and then an hour of bake time.  So, if you are like me and have children that will do this:  "OMG! IT IS SIX O' CLOCK AND DINNER IS NOT ON MY LITTLE PINK TABLE WITH MY HELLO KITTY SIPPY!  MY WORLD HAS ENDED!" ,then you need to start making dinner at 4:30.  If you don't have this problem...can I come eat dinner with you?

Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

Chicken Coating
3-4 boneless chicken breasts
salt & pepper
1 cup of cornstarch (in a bowl) 
2 eggs, beaten (in a bowl) 
1/4 cup of canola oil

Sweet & Sour Sauce
3/4 cup of sugar
4 tbs ketchup
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

*Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
*Rinse your chicken breasts in water and cut them into cubes.  Salt and pepper the cubes to taste.  Dip your chicken into the cornstarch to coat the chicken and then dip into the egg mixture. (Side note:  This is such a messy process.  Take your rings off and, honestly, use thin plastic gloves.  Otherwise, you will have to keep rinsing your hands off every 2-3 mins because the coating will become so thick on your fingers you won't be able to grab anything! Ha!) 
*Heat up your 1/4 cup of canola oil in a skillet so you can brown the chicken (not cooked through) before placing in the oven.  
*Place all browned chicken into a greased 13X9 baking dish.
*Mix up the Sweet & Sour Sauce ingredients (see above) in a bowl with a whisk and pour evenly over the chicken.
*Pop that dish in the oven and bake for an hour, turning the chicken every 15 minutes.

As I said above, you can serve this with plain 'ole white rice or you can use the fried rice recipe that is with the original recipe above.  

Thanks for stopping by again to see what this weeks recipe was!  Come back tomorrow for my newest style post!

This post is part of the From My Kitchen series.  Please feel free to browse the archive for more yummy deliciousness!


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    1. It certainly is yummy! :) Thanks for stopping by Amber!

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    1. Thanks girl! Thanks for the comment love and the visit!

  3. Pinned! Looks delicious. There has to be a way to cut down the prep time. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don't forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


    1. Thanks for stopping by April! I am brainstorming on the prep time. You are right-there has to be a way to make it shorter, I'm just now sure how right now. Ha! Have a great weekend!

  4. I was amazed to see what the ingredients were! I was looking for some type of serious chinese spices. I'm funny like that. That might be from watching too much Food Network and Cooking Channel lol. Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I love when we can make something at home with natural ingredients as opposed to buying the fast food or processed packaged stuff at the grocery store. :) Thanks for sharing this one with us at Countdown in Style, too!

    1. Haha! If it would have had some serious Chinese spices in it, I probably would not have attempted to make it. Ha! I get intimidated pretty easily sometimes. Thanks for stopping by Brittnei!

  5. This looks good! And I have all of the ingredients! #win! lol Glad I found you from Countdown in Style! Looking forward to connecting :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Alexis! That is the best thing-to have all the ingredients already and you don't have to go to the store for one or two items.

  6. This looks so delicious and I love that it is baked!! Thanks for linking up to Motivation Monday!

    1. It is delicious! I loved that it is baked too! I am not a big fan of fried stuff. Thanks for stopping by Lauryn!


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