Sweet And Sour Chicken – An easy weeknight recipe that’s super tasty. No need to order Chinese take-out anymore. This Chinese chicken recipe will be a fave.
Sweet And Sour Chicken
An easy weeknight recipe that’s super tasty. No need to order Chinese take-out anymore. This Chinese chicken recipe will be a fave. If you’re a huge fan of
If you’re a huge fan of Asian food then you will definitely love this chicken. It’s tender, sweet, sour, crispy and tangy. If you’re serving for adults only you can even add some spice for an extra kick.
It’s tender, sweet, sour, crispy and tangy. If you’re serving for adults only you can even add some spice for an extra kick.
Chinese is one of my favorite cuisines. It always combined sweet items with interesting sauce combinations. Until one day, I had a bad experience.
I ordered a plate of sweet and sour chicken and this is what I received: a plate of greasy battered chicken and on the side a bowl of red colored sauce.
The color red was so intense that I know it didn’t come from a natural ingredient. As soon as I added the red goop all over the greasy chicken, the dish turned soggy and unappetizing. Not like the sweet and sour chicken I am used to. So after a few recipes tries and
Not like the sweet and sour chicken I am used to. So after a few recipes tries and techniques, I finally perfected this recipe.
Notice the sauce color is not intensely red and the chicken stays perfectly crispy because it is baked along with the sauce for a few minutes.
The idea is that the sauce will evaporate and coat the chicken nicely while the outside coating stays nice and crisp with a moist inside. I made the sauce really flavorful by adding orange juice.
It gives it a nice fresh flavor that thickens during the cooking process and glazes the chicken.
I made the sauce really flavorful by adding orange juice. It gives it a nice fresh flavor that thickens during the cooking process and glazes the chicken.
Making Chinese food just got easier than ordering from a take out place and is also healthier since you are using less oils and natural ingredients. If you love this dish you will also love this Baked Honey Sesame Chicken.
I hope you can make this delicious Sweet and Sour chicken at home. If you do, please tag me on Instagram @livingsweetmoments and/or use the hashtag #LivingSweet
- 1 lb chicken breasts cubed
- 1 Cup Cornstarch
- Salt + Pepper
- 1-2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 1 Cup Orange Juice natural or store bought
- 3 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- Green onions chopped
Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit
Place all the cornstarch inside a large zip top bag
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and insert into the zip top bag
Close the bag and shake it until all the chicken is coated with the cornstarch
Meanwhile heat 1 Tablespoon of Oil over medium heat in a large skillet
Remove the cornstarch excess from the chicken and cook in the skillet until browned on every side. Work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan
Place cooked chicken in a large rectangular baking pan
In a bowl place all the sauce ingredients and mix until combined
Pour the sauce over the chicken
Bake chicken for 30-40 or until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through. Stir every 15 minutes to ensure that the sauce coats the chicken all over
Remove from oven and top with green onions
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