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Sweet & Sour Chicken … From Your Oven!

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Amazingly sweet and tangy Asian delight! Baked not fried.

Ingredients

  • 3 whole Bone-less Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • 2 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Or Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Vinegar (rice Or White)
  • 1-½ cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds, For Garnish

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Cube chicken into large bite-sized pieces. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Working in two batches, toss the chicken pieces in cornstarch and then coat with the egg.

Heat the oil (vegetable or canola) over medium-high heat and again in two batches, brown the chicken, turning it so that all sides are browned. Place the chicken in a single layer in a 9×13 baking dish.

Whisk together the sauce ingredients (vinegar, sugar, ketchup. soy sauce. garlic powder, red pepper flakes) in a small bowl and pour half of the sauce evenly over the chicken. Turn the chicken to ensure each piece is coated.

Bake for 1 hour, turning the chicken every 15 minutes. Take the remaining sauce and reduce in a small sauce pan.

Top with sesame seeds and additional sauce, serve with rice and stir fried veggies.

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osuchick2007 on 10.14.2011

we loved it!

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Krysten Schwartz on 6.14.2011

Pan fried…not deep fried! MUCH better than take out! : )

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shilohbarkley on 5.27.2011

it is fried.

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Nancy @ Coupon Clipping Cook on 5.27.2011

This recipe looks delicious. I also checked out your site and it looks great too!

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WestieMom on 4.1.2013

The finished dish rated a five on taste, but when it came to prep time & the mess involved; I could only give it a 3. I will definitely make this again, but it will take me a while to work up the nerve to make that big mess again :) The taste was ‘spot on’, though!

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Kelly on 3.6.2013

Amazing! Everyone was excited about the leftovers.

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Christine Shields on 1.15.2013

Picky boys loved it!

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Alison on 12.7.2012

I halved the recipe using 2 chicken breasts & the only change I made was using 2 cloves of fresh garlic pressed through my microplane instead of garlic powder. It was super yummy. The hands-on work was fairly minimal, in fact, I got ahead of myself & had the chicken & sauce finished an hour or so before I even baked them. Next time I might use a little less sugar, maybe take away a Tbsp at a time, but overall this was super yummy!

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Lara on 11.30.2012

This is so delicious! I did cook it 15 min less, cut back a little on the sugar and added 1/2tsp more of red pepper flaked. I will def be making this again. YUM!

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