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Delicious Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken: A Recipe for the Perfect Dinner

Delicious Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken: A Recipe for the Perfect Dinner

Looking for a mouth-watering and easy-to-make dinner recipe? Look no further! Our Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe is not just incredibly delicious but also offers a healthy twist to your regular meal plans. Perfect for those busy weeknights or a special weekend treat!

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Scrumptious Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken – Family Favorite Recipe!

 

Growing up in a family that cherished meal times, this Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken was a Friday night favorite. It brings back memories of laughter, love, and the sweet aroma of this dish filling our kitchen. It’s more than a recipe; it’s a part of our family’s story!

Shopping List

  • Boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cornstarch
  • Eggs
  • Canola oil
  • Sugar
  • Ketchup
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic salt

The Secrets Behind Perfect Recipe

  1. Quality Ingredients: Fresh chicken and high-quality condiments.
  2. Perfect Coating: Balance between cornstarch and egg for the ideal crust.
  3. Slow Baking: Enhances flavors and tenderizes the chicken.

Ingredients

For the Chicken Coating:

  1. 3-4 boneless chicken breasts
  2. Salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1 cup cornstarch
  4. 2 eggs, beaten
  5. 1/4 cup canola oil

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  1. 3/4 cup sugar
  2. 4 tbsp ketchup
  3. 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  4. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  5. 1 tsp garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). This temperature ensures your chicken bakes perfectly.
  2. Prepare the chicken: Start by cutting the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Coat the chicken: Dip chicken pieces in cornstarch, then into the beaten eggs.
  4. Fry the chicken: Heat canola oil in a large skillet. Add chicken and fry until golden brown. This step adds a delicious crunch!
  5. Make the sauce: Combine sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt in a bowl. Stir until smooth.
  6. Combine and bake: Place the fried chicken in a baking dish. Pour the sweet and sour sauce over it. Bake for 50 minutes, turning every 15 minutes to coat evenly.
  7. Serve hot: Your Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken is ready to tantalize your taste buds!

Serving Suggestions

Serve with steamed rice or veggies for a complete meal. Garnish with sesame seeds or green onions for added flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time? A: Yes! Prepare and refrigerate it, then bake when ready to serve.

Q: Is this recipe freezer-friendly? A: Absolutely! Freeze it in airtight containers for up to 3 months.

Keto Version Recipe

Replace cornstarch with almond flour and sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol. Use low-sodium soy sauce to keep it keto-compliant.

Enjoy this delicious and easy-to-make Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe that’s perfect for any occasion. Don’t forget to share your cooking experience with us in the comments below! Remember to check our website for more scrumptious and healthy recipes. Your journey to delightful cooking starts here!