Chinese Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Chinese Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe



Chinese Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce. A delicious Asian meal that’s quick and easy too.

The sauce is made with ketchup, soy sauce, white vinegar, sugar, brown sugar, water, and cornstarch.

The chicken is made with flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, garlic powder, sesame oil, and boneless chicken breast.

This tasty chicken is deep fried to perfection and served with homemade sweet and sour sauce.This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy 30 minute weeknight meal.

It’s simple enough for beginner cooks, but still impresses with its delicious flavor. This dish is a great way to get your fix of Chinese food without leaving home.

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Chinese Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Nesting Lane Indulge
Chinese Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce. A delicious Asian meal that's quick and easy. This tasty chicken is deep fried to perfection and served with homemade sweet and sour sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

For the Chicken:

Instructions
 

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan, add soy sauce, ketchup, white vinegar, white sugar, and brown sugar. Stir to mix well.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add cold water.
  • In the water mix, using a whisk, whisk in cornstarch until dissolved.
  • Whisk the water mix into the saucepan with the soy sauce and whisk vigorously.
  • Place the saucepan over medium/high heat, bring to a boil while whisking constantly.
  • Reduce heat to medium/low and simmer and stir until sauce has thickened.
  • Take saucepan off of heat and set aside.

For the Chicken:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, sugar, and garlic powder. Stir to mix well.
  • Whisk in water and sesame oil until it becomes smooth.
  • Place chicken in the flour mixture and stir to coat well.
  • In a deep fryer, add oil and set to 375° F
  • Place the chicken, carefully in the fryer and fry approximately 3 to 4 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown.
  • Carefully take chicken out of fryer and place on paper towels to drain some of the oil.
  • Season with seasoning salt right away.
  • Serve with sweet and sour sauce immediately.

Notes

  1. For the sauce: If you prefer a less sweet sauce, reduce the sugar by 2 or 3 tablespoons.
  2. You can replace all or part of the water with unsweetened pineapple juice if you wish.
  3. To serve: Serve sauce on the side for dipping, or place chicken in sauce and toss to coat.

Nutrition

Serving: 309gCalories: 555kcalCarbohydrates: 73.1gProtein: 32.3gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 92.8mgSodium: 714.4mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 42.9g
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