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Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken

Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken


  • Recipe for Fried Chicken (or use Tyson Popcorn Chicken – Any’tizer Snacks in place of these instructions)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Recipe for the Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can of pineapple slices or pineapple chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. To make the Sweet & Sour sauce:
  3. Add sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a large bowl and mix together with a whisk. Heat this up to boiling & then turn the temperature to medium. Add pineapple slices and simmer on the stove for 10 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. To Fry the Chicken::
  5. In a large bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in cornstarch and gently toss to combine. Working one at a time, dip the chicken into the eggs.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Add chicken and cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; discard excess oil.
  7. (You can skip this step if you use Tyson Popcorn Chicken. If using the frozen chicken, place on a baking sheet & place in oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until crispy.)
  8. Add chicken to sauce simmering on the stove and stir it all together.
  9. Serve with rice.