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Baked Sweet and sour chicken in a bowl over white rice.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ditch the take-out! This homemade Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken is healthier and so easy to make. It's juicy and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Then coated in an amazing sauce that will make your taste buds want more.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Chicken, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 553 kcal



  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup canola oil

Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • cup ketchup
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp green onion (diced)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with a nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces and add to a large bowl.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and stir to coat. Add in cornstarch and toss until all chicken is completely coated; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic; set aside.
  • beat eggs in a medium bowl, then one at a time dip the coated chicken into the eggs, and place on a plate.
  • Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Separate the chicken into 3 batches. Then add in 1 batch of chicken at a time and cook until light brown, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all 3 batches are cooked.
  • Transfer chicken to the prepared baking dish. Pour sweet and sour sauce over the top and stir until well combined. Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to coat the chicken.
  • Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 35gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 178mgSodium: 777mgPotassium: 627mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken, Sweet And Sour Chicken
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