Take-out Tuesday, Sweet and Sour Chicken

Why get take-out when this mouthwatering chicken is just as easy to make, and you know exactly what’s in it~

Chicken, cornstarch, egg

You dip chicken cubes into cornstarch and then in beaten egg

and into a skillet to brown

when they have browned on one side turn over to brown the other side.  Don’t worry about cooking it through, if will finish cooking in the oven.

When the chicken is golden on both sides transfer the pieces to a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray.

Now make the sauce

I am pretty sure you have all these ingredients, Soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic salt and ketchup

Combine the ingredients in a measuring cup and stir briskly until the sauce is smooth.

After 30 minutes in the oven, start serving it up!

Serve it over rice with snowpeas, carrots and a sprinkle of cashews

Add a frozen eggroll and a little more sweet and sour sauce for dipping

Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2



  • 4-6 chicken tenders*
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup oil {I used peanut]


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Whisk sauce ingredients until smooth.
  • Rinse chicken, trim off fat or extras and then cut into 1 inch cubes. season with salt and pepper.
  • Dip chicken into cornstarch and coat all the way and then into eggs.
  • Heat oil in large skillet. Cook chicken until browned.
  • Place in greased baking dish. Top with sauce
  • Turn chicken so the sauce gets on both sides and then put in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • turn chicken and then cook for 15 more minutes


*if you have a chance to marinate the chicken in buttermilk for a few hours or overnight it will make it extra tender
Keyword Asian chicken, asparagus, bacon and chicken casserole, easy chicken dinner, sweet and sour chicken


Here’s another similar chicken recipe, Sweet and Sour Chicken Sliders with Pineapple and Peppers

chicken sliders with grilled vegetables thepaintedapron.com

And one that you can make in the slow cooker,  Chicken with Ginger Orange Marmalade

chicken with ginger orange marmalade thepaintedapron.com


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12 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Sweet and Sour Chicken”
  1. Mary says:

    My mouth is watering for sweet and sour chicken now Jenna! I love the rice with snowpeas and cashews too. I’d have to hide the cashews from my hubby or there would be none left to add to the rice. Your artsy painted chickens make me smile, especially the one that looks like she’s wearing earrings 🙂

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh Jenna – so much yummmmmmyyyyyy ness!!!

  3. Kitty says:

    Hi Jenna, I always want to make whatever you’re fixing! This dish looks so easy, and yes, I have all the ingredients to make this wonderful meal.

  4. Emily says:

    Jenna, This is a great recipe! I love how simple it is and it has to be delicious. It is a lovely presentation too. Those sliders look so good. It’s b’fast and you are making me hungry here.
    Happy week…………

  5. This sounds so yummy, I may just cook it tonight! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe! ~Rhonda

  6. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a nice and easy S~N~S chicken Jenna! It’s a favorite here:@)

  7. Jenna, I have all these ingredients, so maybe this will be dinner tomorrow night! Always love your recipes!

  8. this is great. I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Chicken over at Carole’s Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Just pinned your awesome Sweet and Sour Chicken we will love it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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