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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Delicious Chinese Takeout - Sweet and Sour Chicken - made right at home!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian chicken, asian inspired, asian recipes, Sweet and Sour Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 613kcal


  • 2 shallow dishes or bowls
  • Large Skillet
  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish
  • Medium Mixing Bowl



  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup canola oil

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 cups rice cooked


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place cornstarch and beaten eggs in separate bowls. 
  • Dip chicken into cornstarch, and then coat in egg mixture (yes, you really do dip in the corn starch first.)
  • Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken until browned.
  • Place the chicken in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, ketchup, vinegars, soy sauce, and garlic salt. 
  • Pour over chicken and bake for one hour.
  • Serve over cooked rice.


  • In a pinch you can use regular flour instead of cornstarch


Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg