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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe - with simple ingredients you have in your pantry!

Images of Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken have been tempting me on Facebook for months!  You know those posts, a delicious picture and recipe that someone shares on your status that makes you ravenous at 2:00 pm!  Earlier this week I was craving chinese food in the worst way, but it was Monday and apparently on Monday you won’t find a chinese restaurant open in my city (#fail).  Later in the week, I decided I’d just make my own…and you know what?  It was better!

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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 tbs ketchup
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into cubes. Season with desired amount of salt and pepper.
  3. Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs.
  4. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the ¼ cup of oil and brown all the chicken (you're not cooking it here, just browning it!)
  5. Place the chicken in a lined 9x13 greased baking dish.
  6. Stir all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl until evenly mixed and pour evenly over the chicken.
  7. Bake for one hour, turning the chicken pieces every 15 minutes.
Notes
Remember you're just browning the chicken so just ensure you get a nice color on all sides and transfer to your baking dish. When mixing the chicken and sauce every 15m or so in the oven, you'll notice the closer it gets to that 1 hour mark, the more sticky delicious the sauce gets! You'll know it's ready by that point. Serve with a side of steamed or fried rice - it also makes delicious leftovers for lunch the next day!

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

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