Chinese Style Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe…

Yesterday, I was craving some sweet and sour chicken, but I didn’t want to buy any because I have made this recipe before, and it tasted better than any Chinese restaurant that I have tried! To make this sweet and sour chicken, you must first make the sauce which tastes amazing!

This attached video, will show you how to not only make your own sweet and sour sauce, but to actually make the chicken the same way your favorite Chinese restaurant would. Sometimes, it can be a bit scary eating fast food now days because we really do not know how the food is prepared. So this is just one of those times where you will be able to make this straight from your own kitchen! This recipe does call for a few different steps so lets discuss what you will need to make this fabulous dish!

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 medium oranges, sliced
  • white distilled vinegar
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 5 cups of water
  • cornstarch
  • Red food coloring (optional)

Bring 5 cups of water, oranges, and lemons to a boil in a sauce pan. Once everything has come to a boil, turn the heat down to low-medium and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Strain the water and add all other ingredients back into the sauce pan. Let simmer on a low-medium temperature and start working on your chicken.

Tip: I also added a few pineapple chunks to my sauce as well. The sauce it self can be stored for later uses as well.

Ingredients for chicken marinade:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sizes
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • White pepper
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Rice cooking wine (optional)

Mix all these ingredients well and let marinate for 20-30 minutes.

Ingredients for batter and frying:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Salt, garlic powder, and white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup of water

Add oil to that covers 4 inches in a pan or pot to fry. Check out the video below to see how to fry the chicken.

Quick tips

  • I’ve made this recipe a few different times and Stephanie Manley suggested using a skewer to dip the chicken into the batter. Please be sure to do so because it is very messy if you do not. It will also prevent you from getting burned when you are frying.
  • Pair this with some peppers, green onions, a side of rice, and broccoli; you’ve got yourself some homemade Chinese sweet and sour chicken!

For this recipe and many others, check out Stephanie Manley’s website! Enjoy!