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Oven-Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

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This Oven-Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken is a delightful and simple recipe to prepare. The chicken has a crispy crust, and the sauce is a perfect blend of tangy, sweet, and sour flavors. Try it once, and you’ll never crave takeout again!

While I have a soft spot for anything fried, this oven-baked sweet and sour chicken is a delicious and healthier alternative that doesn’t compromise on taste.

If you’re looking for a flavorful yet healthy chicken dish for lunch or dinner, this oven-baked sweet and sour-chicken is an excellent choice.

In my opinion, oven-baked sweet and sour chicken pairs wonderfully with a bowl of rice, whether it’s boiled or stir-fried. It also goes well with noodles.

Today, I’m going to share how to prepare the perfect oven-baked sweet and sour chicken. It’s easy to make. All you need is a baking dish, chicken fillet, some spices, and sauces. If you have everything ready, it will take less than an hour. So let’s get started.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • For the sweet and sour sauce:
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into roughly 1-inch pieces.
  2. Preheat the oven to about 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil a 9 x 13 baking dish or coat it with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, combine the ketchup, garlic powder, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce; set aside.
  4. Season the chicken with pepper and salt. Toss it lightly in cornstarch to coat. Dip each chicken piece into the beaten eggs.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Cook the chicken for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove it to a dish lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  6. Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking pan. Toss it with the prepared sauce mixture. Bake for around 50 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Turn the chicken over after 15 minutes to ensure even cooking.
  7. Garnish with green onion for added flavor and color. Serve immediately and
  8. enjoy!

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