1 hour 30 minutes
Skip the Chinese takeout and make baked sweet and sour chicken at home with a delicious sweet and sour sauce poured over tender chicken with a crispy breading.
‣ 1 cup granulated sugar ‣ 1/4 cup ketchup ‣ 1/4 cup white vinegar ‣ 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ‣ 1 tablespoon soy sauce ‣ 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder ‣ 1 cup canola oil, (or enough to cover the bottom of your skillet about 1/4 inch) ‣ 1 cup cornstarch ‣ 3 egg, beaten ‣ 3 chicken breast, (roughly 2lbs) cut into bite-sized pieces ‣ 1 pinch salt, to taste ‣ 1 pinch black pepper, to taste ‣ 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped (for garnish, optional)
In a small bowl, mix the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic powder together until combined.
Add some beaten eggs to a small bowl and some flour to another, then work on coating your chicken. Coat it with the flour first, then drop it in the eggs.
Place the coated chicken in a large skillet filled with heated oil, cooking them until the outside begins to turn golden brown.
Once fried, toss the chicken in the prepared sweet and sour sauce.
Arrange the chicken on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Once done, send it off to bake!