Skip to main content

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!

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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!!

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

      Delete
  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!

    ReplyDelete

Post a comment

We love hearing from you!! Let us know what you think.

Popular posts from this blog

AMAZING Crockpot Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken #Blogtober

In this AMAZING crockpot recipe, tender chicken is bursting cooked a garlic and brown sugar glaze.



Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn commission from these links. I offer them to you at no extra charge.
I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest (via Six Sister's Stuff) and it had my tummy rumbling so hard, that I knew I had to make it. I had chicken in the freezer, so decided to make this chicken on a day where I would be at school all day. Nothing like walking into the most amazing smell, when you get home from a busy day of work! 
I love that this recipe is so simple, yet it is out of this world delicious. Sweet and savory combine, to coat this tender chicken. It literally fell apart as I tried to remove it from the crock pot. Once tossed with the thickened glaze, I served it with cooked rice/fried rice and some fresh snap peas. It was an amazingly fantastic crock pot meal, that I will be making again and again. 





Crockpot Brown Sug…

Bacon-Mozzarella Accordion Garlic Bread

A fresh baguette is stuffed with bacon, cheese and garlic butter, for an addictive appetizer.



When we used to go out to eat, if it is on the menu, we would order a bruschetta type accordion bread. I thought I could make an awesome garlic bread, using the same concept, but adding ingredients that we totally love. We often like to top leftover garlic bread with mozzarella cheese, to make it seem new again, so I wanted to incorporate that between the garlicky slices or baguette. And we all know how AWESOME bacon is right??





This is a super simple, yet deliciously impressive appetizer. I'm sure your guests would all Oooh and Ahhh over the ooey gooey bread with bacon. They would be totally CRAZY if they didn't!! The kids really loved this too. The inside was soft and garlicky, full of cheese, bacon and nice fresh green onion. The outside was crispy and buttery.





Bacon-Mozzarella Accordion Garlic Bread
printable version 
1 demi baguette
1/3 C butter melted
3 cloves garlic, peeled and …

8 Ways to Have a Fun and Delicious Halloween at Home

Wondering how to spend Halloween this year, due to the pandemic? Well I have 8 fun and delicious ways to make an at home Halloween, tons of fun!



2020 has been turned upside down. My kids have not seen friends, or the inside of a school since March. While we do have our social bubble, this bubble consists of family and a few select friends. Being someone who could be vulnerable during these crazy times, I have been trying to make every day life as normal as possible. With Halloween fast approaching, I have been thinking of how to make sure my children have a super fun day, but not put our bubble at risk. It would be much easier if my health was 100%, but we will make the best of our Halloween at home.
#1 Visit a local pumpkin patch


Even though my health isn't the greatest, we haven't been living like hermits. We don our masks, bring hand sanitizer and make sure to social distance. So a trip to our local pumpkin patch, to pick our pumpkins, is one way we will be bringing a bit of n…