Looking for an excellent Asian-inspired recipe that’s even better than your local take out place? Try this yummy and easy sweet and sour chicken recipe and I promise you’ll be impressed! The texture comes out perfectly breaded and crisp and the pineapple adds the perfect balance of sweet and sour. This was a huge hit in my house especially with my little picky eaters!
Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe
(Adapted from a previously posted recipe on Hip2Save.com)
6-8 Skinless, Boneless chicken breast halves (cut into 1 inch cubes)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
1 20 oz. can Pineapple Chunks
1/4 cup White Vinegar
3/4 cup Ketchup
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 T Soy Sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sprinkle chicken breasts with garlic.
In a frying pan on medium-high heat, add 1/2-inch vegetable oil. In a bowl, beat 2 eggs. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Dunk pieces of chicken in the egg, and allow excess to drain. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour coating thoroughly. Drop pieces into the hot oil and cook until deep golden brown. Turn as necessary to cook evenly on all sides.
While chicken is cooking, combine the following in a saucepan over medium-low heat: sugar, pineapple juice, white vinegar, ketchup, salt and soy sauce. Stir mixture occasionally until it comes to a low boil and then reduce heat just enough to keep the sauce warm.
Place cooked chicken pieces and pineapple chunks in a 9×13 pan. Pour warm sweet and sour sauce over the top.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, and serve over rice or egg noodles.
I had peanut oil on hand and used that and it turned out great. I can’t express enough how much my entire family LOVED this meal! We don’t have great Chinese food near us so this will be a family favorite for sure!
[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]