This sweet and sour chicken is amazing. You will not find a better recipe anywhere (seriously, you think you have a better one let us know and we will try it). The chicken is soft, full of flavor, and just all around perfect. The recipe might be time consuming but it is worth it.
We only made one-third of this recipe but here is the full version:
3-4 boneless chicken breasts
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup oil
salt and pepper
Sweet and sour sauce:
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tbs ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 Tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt (we just used garlic and salt, haha)
Preheat the oven to 165 C (325 F)
Use two shallow bowls. Place the cornstarch in one and the eggs in the other.
Cut the chicken into cubes. Season with salt and pepper and dip into the cornstarch.
Move the cornstarch-covered chicken cubes into the egg and cover. Make sure you do this order!(cornstarch then egg, not egg then cornstarch)
During this you can heat your oil on the stove. Brown the chicken (make sure to put it in only after the oil is hot) and then remove from the pan and place in an oven-safe dish. The chicken does not need to be cooked through, only browned. It will be going into the oven for another hour.
Whisk all of the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce together. Pour over the chicken and bake for one hour. During this one hour you need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes (time-consuming we know but worth it!)
When it is finished you have pure deliciousness. We served our sweet and sour chicken with homemade fried rice. Recipe coming soon!
This recipe was adapted from Life as a Lofthouse