Mostly Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

My family had another dinner party where we each picked a menu item {see more how this dinner party worked with my Piña Colada Salad}, but instead of an ingredient, we picked a ethnic type of food. I picked Chinese/Appetizer.

I wanted to be creative, and honestly, I have NEVER made any kind of Chinese food before. Sure, I'll go to Chinese restaurants, but I was always kind of intimidated to try it. Then, after searching my Pinterest boards for some inspiration, I ran across this recipe I saved from Six Sister's Stuff. It is seriously the best chicken I have ever made, and luckily my picky husband LOVES it, too!! Best of all, it's a lot easier than I thought it would be!


Chicken:
3-5 Chicken Breasts
1 cup Cornstarch
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil

Sweet & Sour Sauce:
3/4 cup Sugar
4 Tablespoons Ketchup
1/4 cup Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt

  1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with a little salt & pepper.
  2. Pour oil into a pan and heat to frying temperature.
  3. Put cornstarch into a bowl. Lightly beat eggs in a separate bowl.
  4. Dip chicken pieces into cornstarch, then into the eggs. I also found it to be pretty easy to put the cornstarch into a Ziploc bag, then put all the chicken into the bag and shake it up until all the chicken was coated. Then, take the pieces out, and dip them in the eggs.
  5. Place chicken into the pan and cook until brown. Chicken may not be cooked all the way, but you just need to get the outside crunchy. {Hence, the "mostly" baked in the title}
  6. Put all the chicken pieces into a 9x13 pan and coat with sweet & sour sauce.
  7. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes to an hour, turning chicken every 15 minutes.


Yes, I realize that this is a main dish, but to turn it into an appetizer for our dinner party, all I did was I put some cooked white rice in cups and top with a few pieces of chicken. It worked great, and they were a hit! I would recommend making a little extra sauce if you are mixing with rice, just so they don't dry out.


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13 comments:

  1. I love the idea of turning these into appetizers like that!! And it sounds delicious - pinning this!

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  2. Lindsay, this looks so incredibly delish and so easy! :D

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  3. I LOVE sweet and sour chicken!! This looks totally delish and easy! I really like it in the cups too. I bet that would work great for our next movie night with the kiddos.:)

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  4. Yummy. I've always been to intimidated to try it, but this sounds like something I could handle!

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  5. I was just looking for a great chicken recipe. Looks like this is what I'll be making for dinner!

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  6. Love sweet and sour chicken! this looks so good!

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  7. Yummy! I love sweet and shour chicken. I'll be giving this a try.

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  8. The world is soooo small! I pinned this recipe a couple weeks ago from Six Sisters blog, made it tonight and then here is your post. We ate it with rice and broccoli and my son said it tasted just like the stuff you get at the restaurant. LOL

    This one is going in my make again file for sure.

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  9. Yum! This is one of my favorite dishes, definitely trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing:)
    Barbara at Chase the Star

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  10. I'm always on the lookout for one pot recipes. This looks great. I have a linky party every Thursday here in Australia and I'd love it so much if you linked up.

    http://domesblissity.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/thriving-on-thursdays-linky-party-41.html

    Anne xx

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  11. I love that you turned this into appetizers! It looks delish! Thanks for sharing at the Keep Calm and Link Up party! Hope to see you back next week!

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