Friday 20 April 2012

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Hi Everyone,

I've been terrible with my blog this week, please forgive me.

 I do have a few new projects to share very soon and some very exciting news.

 But for now - I'm going to share our new favourite family meal.....

A few weeks ago I came across this receipe on Pinterest and found it on Six Sister's Stuff blog. It originally comes from Life as a Lofthouse.

I have made it 4 times now and it is amazing - we will not be ordering this at the Chinese Takeaway ever again.....

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe:

3-4 boneless chicken breasts
salt & pepper, to taste
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup oil

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbs tomato sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt (I just used plain salt)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. 
Rinse the chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip in the eggs. 

Heat the 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken until browned but not cooked through. 
Place the chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. 
Mix all of the sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken. 
Bake for one hour and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes.

The batter process
Adding the sweet and sour sauce
After baking for an hour

The first time I made this dish I made it with noodles but found it was too overpowering. So the last few times I've whipped up a pot of rice and mixed veg, which definitely goes better...

 Golden deliciousness......

Really.... You have to try this.... it is just so yum!

Happy cooking 




  1. Hi, what sort of vinegar is best for this, malt or white vinegar? I love chinese. donna

    1. Hi Donna - White vinegar worked just fine for this receipe - You need the "sour" from the vinegar. Only thing that didnt work was once I used flour instead of cornstarch (had run out) and it didnt taste right. Ooh good luck making this and let me know what you thought. xx Nat

  2. I featured their recipe on my blog yesterday too! It looks so yummy and it's good to know that it tastes as yummy as it looks!

    Adele @ Mammy Made

    1. Oh my gosh Adele - you have to make this - I made it again tonight - help ! Its just too delicious!!!!

  3. Not sure how I missed this YUMMY RECIPE!!! Sharing, pinning...making!!!! YUMMMERS!!!


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