Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken

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"A sweet marinade that is just so easy to make! I use this recipe whenever we bring dinner to another couple's house. I marinate it at home, then just cook it there. It's great with white rice."


1 h 50 m servings 248 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 248 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 1878 mg
  • 75%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, cold water, ginger, garlic, and black pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add chicken breasts to marinade and stir to coat.
  3. Pour the marinade and chicken into a 9x9-inch square baking dish.
  4. Cover and marinate chicken in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  6. Bake chicken in marinade until meat is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 40 minutes, turning midway through cooking.
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  1. 25 Ratings


Delicious - perfect balance of flavors. I scaled the recipe back and cut the chicken breasts into medallions; therefore I marinated the medallions for 45 minutes and baked it for 30 minutes at ...

I made the marinade the day before and let the chicken sit in it over night. Then I just popped it in the oven to cook. Super easy, absolutely delicious! And, mine wasn't black (as happened to...

This was very good. I added a little sesame oil because I like the flavor in chinese style dishes and a few drops of chinese hot oil to give it a little heat. Yummy!

The weather has been surprisingly warm for the month of March in Ohio, so I decided to make this recipe, but in order to take advantage of the nicer weather, we grilled it rather than baking it....

I scaled the recipe down for two breast for just the husband and I. When I went to get sugar I realized we were out of white that ever happens? So I used brown sugar instead. I used...

This recipe was not what I was expecting - it didn't taste anything like sweet & sour chicken. It reminded me of an Asian bottle marinade that we use. All you could taste was soy sauce and it ...

This is NOT sweet and sour like I was expecting. Its totally different.

Sooo good!!!! made this for dinner with chinese vegetable fried rice. So wonderful hubby could not wait for the leftovers for lunch the next day. Will make again .

Great on a sandwich or salad the next day.