Takeout Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sugary Food and Sour Chicken comes together so rapidly, it’s faster than purchasing take-out! The sweet, appetizing sauce and the crispy fried chicken pieces are oh so tasty!

Close up view of sweet and sour chicken with sliced green onions on top.

We’ve had a love affair with sweet and sour chicken for what seems like permanently. We didn’t navigate to making it in the house up until just recently, and constantly simply utilized it as a reason to get takeout. The issue is, half the time we get takeout it’s hardly luke-warm by the time we get home, which is extremely frustrating. Knowing how to make our preferred takeout meals in the house has actually been innovative. We still get to enjoy our preferred meals, however they are constantly hot and fresh, and we can have them anytime we desire! Win win!

Takeout Sugary Food and Sour Chicken is not a genuine Chinese dish, however rather a normal American variation of Chinese-American takeout dining establishments. The Remain At House Chef utilizes components that are quickly available for the majority of people in the United States and Canada so that anybody can quickly commemorate world foods even if their chances for travel or access to local components are restricted.

  • Additions:

    This dish is terrific by itself, however we enjoy including pineapple pieces, onion pieces, and pieces of green bell pepper to it.

  • To Wok or Not to Wok:

    Woks are great if you have a gas range, however they are definitely not essential. Do not hesitate to utilize one if you have one, however you can constantly simply utilize a big bottomed frying pan.

  • Soy Sauce:

    Do not hesitate to utilize low-sodium soy sauce in this dish if you are attempting to decrease your general salt consumption.

  • Make Ahead Recommendations:

    This meal is finest made fresh, however you can constantly cut up your chicken and make the sweet and sour sauce ahead of time. Merely shop it in the refrigerator approximately 24 hr prior to you’re all set to utilize.

  • Storage and Reheating Recommendations:

    Shop any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for approximately 5 days. Reheat in a frying pan on the stovetop over medium heat with a little quantity of oil up until warmed through.

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Sweet and sour chicken and rice in a black bowl.
Sweet and sour chicken.

This meal comes together so rapidly, it’s faster than purchasing take-out. The sweet, appetizing sauce and the crispy fried chicken pieces are oh so tasty!

Preparation Time 10 minutes

Prepare Time 25 minutes

Overall Time 35 minutes

Active Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts about 2 pounds
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 big eggs
  • Grease for frying

Quick Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons catsup
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup pineapple juice


  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.

  • Put the cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Put the eggs in a different bowl.

  • Include oil into a pan so that it is at least 2 inches deep. Heat the oil over medium heat. The quantity of oil utilized is based off of how big your pan is. If utilizing a smaller sized area pan, you will require to do several batches and you might require to include oil throughout the procedure.

  • Operate in little batches, dip the chicken into the egg and after that toss the chicken in the cornstarch mix. Include the layered chicken into the hot oil and brown the chicken on all side. As soon as sides are all browned and chicken is securely prepared, relocate to a paper towel lined pan to drain pipes off any excess oil.

  • Continue operating in little batches up until all chicken is prepared. Include additional oil if required. Make the sauce.

Quick Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • For the sweet and sour sauce, blend together brown sugar, catsup, rice white wine vinegar, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a little pan. Gather pineapple juice and blend to integrate.

  • Give a simmer over medium-high heat. As soon as simmering, sauce will thicken. Get rid of from heat and put over the prepared chicken when all set to serve.

  • *Canned pineapple pieces and bite size pieces of bell pepper are optional however if including them in, include 1/2 cup of portion pineapple and 1 cut up bell pepper into the sauce once it is ended up simmering.


Finest if sauce is put onto the chicken as soon as all set to serve. Popular additions are pineapple pieces and pieces of green bell pepper. Serve over rice!

Serving: 1wonton | Calories: 628kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 8g | Hydrogenated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Salt: 1461mg | Potassium: 1065mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.