Try this ultimate easy sweet and sour chicken




If you love takeout food then this easy sweet and sour chicken is going to be your favorite! Crispy and delicious fried sweet and sour chicken topped with sesame seeds, spring onion greens, goes well with rice or noodles, also fixes it under 30mins, makes this sweet and sour chicken better than restaurants. You will keep this on your menu rotations, the best, simple breaded sweet and sour chicken EVER!




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Better than takeout easy sweet and sour chicken is the best under 30 mins chicken you can try at home.


As a fan of Asian take out style menu, I always wanted to try this sweet and sour chicken at home, and trust me this turned out to be way better than takeout and that too under 30 mins.


The sauce for this recipe of crispy sweet and sour chicken is very easy to put together and with just basic ingredients, easily available in your pantry.



top view of a white plate with rice served along with sweet and sour chicken







Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken


Ingredients for Sweet and sour chicken:

  • Chicken:  Boneless breast meat is what I have used in this recipe, you can also use thigh meat.
  • Sauce:  Easy sauce recipe with basic ingredients: apple cider, soy sauce, sugar, ketchup, garlic powder. 



What is Chinese sweet and sour chicken made of?


The recipe is very easy to put together.  All you need is to marinate chicken, dip in cornstarch and egg, further deep fry it.

To make the sauce, just add together all the ingredients and mix, that's all!

It needs only fried crispy chicken and sauce to make this restaurant-style sweet and sour chicken.



What to serve with easy sweet and sour chicken?

Apart from serving with rice, you can serve the chicken with shrimp fried rice or even try serving it with this chicken ramen



How to make fried sweet and sour chicken?


Step1:   Marinate the chicken with salt and black pepper powder.

Whisk eggs and keep aside.

a bowl with eggs and whisked eggs,another bowl with chicken marinated with salt and pepper


Step2:  Heat oil in a deep frying pan.

Dip the chicken in cornstarch then again dip the chicken in whisked eggs.
Slowly drop the chicken in batches in oil and fry till golden brown.
Drain the chicken on kitchen paper and keep aside.
a bowl with cornstarch,coat the chicken in cornstarch,dip in egg and fry

Step3:  In a mixing bowl/cup, add sugar, ketchup,  apple cider, garlic powder, and soy sauce.


Mix well and keep aside.
steps to make sweet and sour sauce - in a cup mix sugar,ketchup,apple cider,garlic powder,soy sauce


Step4:   Let the sauce boil till the sauce slightly thickens, add the fried chicken pieces to sauce and coat the chicken with sauce well.


Switch off the flame.
Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion greens.
Serve with rice.
steps to make sweet and sour chicken - in a pan boil sauce,add fried chicken and coat the chicken well
close up of sweet and sour chicken topped with sesame seeds and spring onion

Tips to make the crispy sweet and sour chicken:


  • Make sure you are careful when frying, do not splash the oil when frying and fry the chicken in batches.

  • Do not boil the sauce for a very long time as the sauce gets thick as it cools down. Depending on the consistency of sauce you want, you have to boil the sauce. The more you boil it the thicker it will be. If you want a slightly runny sauce then boil it for a lesser time.

  • To get crispy fried chicken use cornstarch instead of flour. Flour normally gives doughy texture to fried chicken.

  • To get the extra flavor in the dish, you can add red, green and yellow bell pepper and also onions. This will give extra flavors to the final dish.

  • You can also add some pineapple chunks to this dish if you like.

  • Apple cider gives a peculiar fragrance when boiling the sauce, which might be off-putting for few, to avoid it you can instead add pineapple juice and pineapple chunks to this dish too.

a close look at the crispy sweet and sour chicken served on top of white rice on a plate


Try this ultimate easy sweet and sour chicken

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Try this ultimate easy sweet and sour chicken
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Savory Bites Recipes
Prep Time:: 10 MCook Time:: 15 MTotal Time:: 25 M
If you love takeout food then this easy sweet and sour chicken is going to be your favorite! Crispy and delicious fried sweet and sour chicken topped with sesame seeds, spring onion greens, goes well with rice or noodles, also fixes it under 30mins, makes this sweet and sour chicken better than restaurants. You will keep this on your menu rotations, the best, simple breaded sweet and sour chicken EVER!

Ingredients:

For Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp Soy Sauce, low sodium
For Fried Crispy Sweet and Sour Chicken:
  • 1.5 Cup Chicken, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • As per need salt and black pepper powder
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Oil for deep frying
For Garnish:
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Spring Onion Greens

Instructions:

To make the sauce:
  1. In a mixing bowl/cup, add sugar, ketchup,  apple cider, garlic powder, and soy sauce.
  2. Mix well and keep aside.
To make crispy fried chicken:
  1. Marinate the chicken with salt and black pepper powder.
  2. Whisk eggs and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  4. Dip the chicken in cornstarch then again dip the chicken in whisked eggs.
  5. Slowly drop the chicken in batches in oil and fry till golden brown.
  6. Drain the chicken on kitchen paper and keep aside.
  7. Heat the sauce mix in a pan and let it come to a boil.
  8. Let the sauce boil till the sauce slightly thickens,.
  9. Add the fried chicken pieces to sauce and coat the chicken with sauce well.
  10. Switch off the flame.
  11. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion greens.
  12. Serve with rice.

Notes:

Make sure you are careful when frying, do not splash the oil when frying and fry the chicken in batches.

Do not boil the sauce for a very long time as the sauce gets thick as it cools down. Depending on the consistency of sauce you want, you have to boil the sauce. The more you boil it the thicker it will be. If you want a slightly runny sauce then boil it for a lesser time.

To get crispy fried chicken use cornstarch instead of flour. Flour normally gives doughy texture to fried chicken.

To get the extra flavor in the dish, you can add red, green and yellow bell pepper and also onions. This will give extra flavors to the final dish.

You can also add some pineapple chunks to this dish if you like.

Apple cider gives a peculiar fragrance when boiling the sauce, which might be off-putting for few, to avoid it you can instead add pineapple juice and pineapple chunks to this dish too.

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Calories
379.03
Fat (grams)
8.91
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.77
Carbs (grams)
59.91
Fiber (grams)
2.52
Net carbs
57.39
Sugar (grams)
39.36
Protein (grams)
15.67
Sodium (milligrams)
783.11
Cholesterol (grams)
124.15
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