Sweet and Sour Chicken ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken ~ Lifeofjoy.meWhen I found this recipe on the pinterest it seemed very odd. Normally when you bread a meat for frying you use flour first then egg then flour again or just egg and then flour. This recipe is different. First you use cornstarch and then dip it in egg. It seemed backwards to me and I was skeptical of even trying it but I did and I am very glad because this is one of our favorite meals! We really like it when we pair it with Egg Rolls.

Mix the sauce (sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and salt) in a medium bowl and set it aside.

Sweet and Sour Sauce ~ Lifeofjoy.me

I take a one pound chicken breast, remove any fat, and cut into bite-size, or smaller, pieces.

Bite size pieces ~ Lifeofjoy.mePlace each piece in cornstarch and coat completely. (I just dump about 1/2 cup into a bowl and then add more if necessary. Better to add more than to have too much and have to throw it away.

In a small bowl, beat one egg. Next coat the cornstarch coated pieces of chicken in the egg mixture. Let the excess drip off.

Dip in Egg ~ Lifeofjoy.meThen place in a hot pan with a couple of tablespoons oil in it.

Into the Pan ~ Lifeofjoy.meBrown on both sides.Brown on each side ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Preheat oven to 350º. When all chicken is browned, pour sauce over all and place in the oven.

Add Sauce ~ Lifeofjoy.meBake for 15 minutes. Flip the chicken over and bake for another 15 minutes.

Finished ~ Lifeofjoy.me

(We should have removed this from the oven a few minutes earlier so that the sauce was less evaporated but it was still VERY good.)

Serve over rice. Yummmm!

Sweet & Sour Chicken ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Sweet and Sour Chicken


  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • oil for frying as needed
  • Sauce:
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Whisk sauce ingredients together in medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Cut chicken breast into bite-size pieces.
  3. Coat in cornstarch
  4. Coat in egg, let excess drip off
  5. Brown both sides in hot pan with oil
  6. Preheat over to 350º
  7. Pour sauce over browned chicken
  8. Bake for 15 minutes
  9. Flip chicken over
  10. Bake another 15 minutes
  11. Serve over rice.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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