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Sweet and Sour Chicken

 Golden fried pieces of chicken are baked in a sticky, sweet and tangy glaze. The result is the BEST Sweet and Sour Chicken you've ever made at home!







Back in 2011, I went out of my comfort zone and competed in my first cooking competition, called The Real Women of Philadelphia. It was an online competition sponsored by Philadelphia Cream Cheese. During this competition, I quickly became friends with the ladies posting recipes and videos every day. We would encourage each other, comfort each other and support each other. So much so that some of us met at the awards gala and made plans to meet up again soon after. At one of these meet ups, myself and 2 other competitors were invited to a 4th competitors farm, for a grown up sleep over and cooking party. Cathy, the owner of the farm, wowed us with this recipe on the night of our arrival. Cathy now rents a small cabin on her farm as an airBnB and I encourage anyone in Ontario to check it out! 

My family really likes the sweet and sour chicken balls, so I wanted to see if they would enjoy this sweet and sour chicken compared to the battered version. I like that this recipe uses fresh chicken, so I can make it anytime we are in the mood for it. I started the chicken and decided to make a Lo Mein to accompany it, while it was in the oven. It gave me the perfect amount of time to prep my veggies, cook my noodles and fry everything together. The end result of the chicken was phenomenal! The sauce thickened as it baked in the oven and the chicken itself was so tender and juicy. We pretty much polished the whole dish of chicken off for dinner. This would be a great recipe for a special occasion dinner, or a family meal on Sunday.







Sweet and Sour Chicken

3-4 skinless boneless chicken breast
2/3 C flour
salt and pepper
2 eggs
1/3 C oil for frying

Sauce
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C ketchup
1/2 C white vinegar
2 Tbs reduced sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt  and pepper

In a deep skillet, preheat the oil over medium heat.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and season with salt and pepper. Place flour and eggs in separate shallow dishes. Coat chicken pieces in flour and dip in egg. Place in hot oil, and cook until chicken is golden, but not cooked through. Place browned chicken into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, ketchup, white vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour over the chicken in baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes, turning the chicken every 15 minutes, to coat with sauce.


Comments

  1. I have to try this...one of my kids favorites!

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  2. This sounds amazing! My mouth is watering from reading!! I haven't had sweet and sour chicken in a long, long while. I think it's about time!

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  3. This is a totally different recipe from the only one I've tried to cook before! But it's one of our favorite things to order out.
    Will definitely have to try this!
    It seems like one I can actually make- yay!!

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    1. Yes, this is easier than some I have tried in the past. I hope you try it!

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  4. This chicken looks absolutely delish! My husband loves sweet and sour chicken so I can't wait to try your recipe! Pinning for sure! Thank you for sharing!

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