Recipe: Homemade Sweet N Sour Chicken EASY

For all those asking for the homemade sweet n sour that I posted on my facebook tonight…I adapted it from a recipe I found online here, and I think the way I made it is better than it would have been if I followed the original (sorry to Made It. Ate It. Loved It.)

3 chicken breasts
S & P
2 eggs
1 cup of cornstarch
Vegetable/Canola oil

Sauce ingredients:
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of ketchup heaping (original called for 4 tablespoons, so added a little more by mine being heaping)
1/4 cup of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of garlic salt

3 chicken breasts, trimmed and cubed
salt and pepper the chicken, I just peppered it, I’m not a huge salt fan
dip the cut chicken into egg, then coat with cornstarch
fry in a skillet til golden brown (over med heat)
while chicken is frying, mix sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside
DRAIN the grease using a colander (I didn’t do this and thought I got most of it with a spoon, wrong, it was still very good though)
after all chicken is cooked, pour the sauce over top and toss together in skillet until the sauce is glazed over, the sauce will gel up and become a coating (about 5 or so minutes)

What I’d do different next time, I would add some red pepper flakes for a little heat to the sauce, I’d also drain the oil off the chicken, and serve over some white rice. I really think this is the best sweet n sour chicken I have ever had though!!! Yum! (and I LOVE Chinese food!)



  1. Man that looks delicious!


  2. I love this recipe! It is not hard to cook! Definitely I will make and put some red peppers on it! Yummy 🙂
    Thank You for sharing!

    Fiona N

  3. I am late in but want to thank you for submitting this to last week’s Foodie Friends Friday linky party. It looks absolutely fantastic. I hope you will join us again this week.

  4. Denise McDonuts says:

    I love this!!!!

    Whenever I go to the mall I HAVE to stop and get sweet and sour chicken (my mall has the best!)

  5. I’m so glad I went digging into your recipe archives–I’m definitely making this the next time chicken is on sale. Thanks for the recipe and for your suggested changes, too.

  6. cheryl lister says:

    love sweet and sour! I agree about the pepper flakes – I add them to almost everything.

  7. I really like sweet and sour chicken. It is one of my favorites. I like a bit of pepper flakes in my sweet and sour sauce. I sometimes use the sauce for other foods to . thanks for the recipe

  8. md kennedy says:

    Oh I am so going to make this tomorrow night for me (with tofu) when my hubby has his once-a-week meat!

  9. Becky Schollian says:

    OH BOY DARCI!! We love Sweet & Sour Chicken. Now we can make it here at home!! I’ll keep you posted on the families review of this yummy dish!!

  10. I love Sweet n Sour chicken. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Sherry Compton says:

    My daughter was just talking about sweet and sour chicken today. We were going to get some out, but how great to have a home recipe that’s relatively easy and simple.y

  12. Brittany F. says:

    We have to try this. I usually avoid chinese restaurants because of the msg they usually put in the food.

  13. Brittany F. says:

    We made this last night and it is SO GOOD! We replaced the corn starch with flour since I try to avoid corn starch. It still turned out great.

  14. tia albright says:

    delicious!! this looks easy enough for me to try this one night for dinner,

  15. My favorite thing to order at a Chinese resturant!

  16. Gina Hiskes says:

    I love love love sweet and sour chicken but have yet to find a recipe that my family enjoys as well. I’ll have to give this one a try! The word “easy” really drew me to it haha

  17. I was craving for chinese earlier, now this looks super good and I just might make it! now only if i had cornstarch 🙁

  18. oh oh, I hope nobody where I’m sitting was noticing me smacking my lips – this sounds so good I couldn’t help it! I love sweet ‘n sour chicken and totally forgot about it – and my favorite word – easy! wow! I feel like I found buried treasure! I’m so excited to make this and I think I’ll add the red pepper flakes and have it over rice!

  19. This is one of my FAVORITE meals. And now I have a way to make it that is far easier than any other recipe I have found. Uh oh!

  20. marissa lee says:

    thank you for sharing..i love this recipe,easy to make…yummy

  21. I will be trying this with my new fried rice recipe! thanks so much it looks and sounds easy!

  22. This looks delicious and chicken has been on sale so much recently! I agree with what you said about the red pepper flakes – gotta love a little heat!!

  23. Rebecca Parsons says:

    This sounds so good over a bed of rice and egg rolls on the side!

  24. I’ve never attempted to make my own Sweet N Sour Chicken but I loved that the title said EASY real big hahah. It does look pretty simple, can’t wait to try it out!

  25. Cassandra Kelton says:

    I love sweet and sour chicken and this recipe sounds delicious! I don’t often make things like this at home but if I did I could save a lot of money. Thanks for sharing!

  26. You had me at easy 🙂

  27. Wow, so easy, I could make this right now. I have all the ingredients on hand.

  28. This looks so yummmm!!! A little heat in asian foods definitely give it an extra boost. Putting this on the menu for next week.

  29. cheryl lister says:

    This looks so tasty. I think I wold like to serve it over some ramen noodles.

  30. David Smith says:

    This recipe looks really good. I love Chinese food and we try to make quite a few different Oriental dishes at home. So far we’ve been pretty successful. Thanks fir the recipe, we’re going to have to try it.

  31. I love any thing that is with chicken and I love Chinese food I will be making this tonight thank for the recips. I love that it can be so easily mad gluten free.

  32. This sounds delicious, thank you for sharing.

  33. With this recipe, maybe I can quit buying the frozen sweet n sour chicken. Does sound easy to make and I am sure much better than what I buy

  34. darlene says:

    Great share. We love sweet and Sour chicken, but usually have to get the packaged ones. This sounds like a great recipe.

  35. Kelly Faber says:

    I absolutely love this recipe! My SIL actually gave it to me awhile ago and everytime I make it, it turns out so tasty! It is by far one of my favorite recipes! I feel like it takes a lot of prep time though..but it is so worth it! 🙂

  36. Made this tonight and it was really great! Took a bit of time but it was worth it. I added green bell pepper and onion to the chicken and sauce and served over white rice. This is a keeper!!

  37. We love sweet and sour chicken and sweet and sour pork. This is such a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. We love it

  38. Cannot wait to try this!! Total yum. I never knew you could use cornstarch for the breading. =D

  39. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is so good. I love the recipe. I don’t have to go to the restaurant to buy it now. Thank you so much for sharing

  40. I haven’t had sweet and sour chicken in ages. My husband loves the stuff. It’s a good change if pace. I get tired of having chicken cooked the same old way all the time.

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