Sweet and Sour Chicken

The Heavenly Bakes
by The Heavenly Bakes
3 servings
1 hr

A perfect weeknight dinner idea! So easy and convenient to make.

If you're a Chinese food fan, you will definitely love this recipe! I make this at least once a month, everyone in my family adores it!

Ingredients in sweet and sour chicken

This recipe is extremely easy to make!

You will need to use chicken breast or chicken thighs.

To make the sauce you will need, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and honey/maple syrup.

You will also need cornstarch, flour and eggs to coat the chicken and make a batter. This will make the chicken extra crispy! Yum!

What tools you will need to make this:

You will need:

  • 1 pan
  • 3 bowls
  • 1 cutting board

For measuring you will need: 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup.

Recipe details
  • 3  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoons oil - for frying
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch/cornflour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2/3 cups ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Prepare 3 bowls. In one bowl, add the cornflour/cornstarch.
In the second bowl, add the flour, salt and pepper.
In the third bowl, whisk the eggs.
Cut the chicken breast into bite size pieces.
Coat the chicken pieces in the cornstarch/cornflour.
Transfer the chicken pieces to the egg mixture and then to the flour mixture.
Add the oil and heat up the pan. Add the chicken pieces and cook for a few of minutes on each side, until golden.
Transfer the chicken pieces to a plate and start the sauce.
To the same pan, add the onion then garlic. Add the honey, brown sugar, ketchup and apple cider vinegar. Mix together until combined.
Once the sauce starts to bubble, add in the chicken pieces and cook for a few more minutes.
Add some sesame seeds on top and serve with some rice or noodles!
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  • Veronica Veronica on Jan 16, 2023

    Great recipe! 3 servings from one chicken breast.

  • Setxmuma Setxmuma on Jan 17, 2023

    Tried this recipe earlier. I fried the chicken in the air fryer using spray olive oil for about ten minutes. I did the other steps following the receipe. It turned out great tasting and tender. Unfortunately, the carbs are too high for my husband who is diabetic so he could only have a small amount!