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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice

May 11, 2017
Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice - Serves 2

This Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice is seriously the best! It’s super easy and so delicious. The best part is you can make it at home and skip running for takeout. We love this dish so much we have it a couple of times each month, sometimes more! Serves 2

 

These are the ingredients I used.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice ingredients

 

For the Chicken: Start by preheating your oven to 325° degrees.

Cut the chicken into cubes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the chicken into the cornstarch to coat and then dip into the egg.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice coating the chicken in cornstarch and egg

 

Heat the 1/8 cup oil in a large skillet. Pour the whole dish of coated chicken into the pan. Fry chicken pieces just until slightly browned but not cooked through. Stir constantly, breaking apart the chicken pieces from each other. The mixture will look like scramble eggs with chicken pieces in it. Don’t worry, you are doing it right!

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice browning the chicken

 

Place chicken in an 8 x 8-inch greased baking dish.

 

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce: Mix the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt in a bowl and whisk together. Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken. The sauce will be very fluid at this point but will thicken up and stick to the chicken as you bake and stir it.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice pour the sauce over the chicken

 

Bake the chicken for one hour, stirring the chicken every 15 minutes.

 

For the Fried Rice: Prepare the Fried Rice during the last 15 minute cycle of the chicken baking.

On medium high heat, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the peas and carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice saute the carrots, peas and onions

 

Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side of the skillet, then pour the egg on the other side of skillet. Stir fry until scrambled.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice scramble an egg in the pan

 

Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until heated through.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice add in the rice and soy sauce

 

Serve with the Sweet and Sour Chicken and enjoy!

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice for Two - This Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice is seriously the best! It’s super easy and so delicious. The best part is you can make it at home and skip running for takeout. We love this dish so much we have it a couple of times each month, sometimes more! Serves 2

 

 

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice - Serves 2
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BAKED SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN WITH HOMEMADE FRIED RICE
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
 
This Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice is seriously the best! It’s super easy and so delicious. The best part is you can make it at home and skip running for takeout. We love this dish so much we have it a couple of times each month, sometimes more!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2
Calories: 917.8 kcal
Ingredients
For the Chicken
  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
For the Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
For the Fried Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover rice works best!)
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
Instructions
For the Chicken
  1. Start by preheating your oven to 325° degrees.
  2. Cut the chicken into cubes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the chicken into the cornstarch to coat and then dip into the egg.
  3. Heat the 1/8 cup oil in a large skillet. Dump the whole dish of coated chicken into the pan. Fry chicken pieces just until slightly browned but not cooked through. Stir constantly, breaking apart the chicken pieces from each other. The mixture will look like scramble eggs with chicken pieces in it. Don’t worry, you are doing it right!
  4. Place chicken in an 8x8-inch greased baking dish.
For the Sweet and Sour Sauce
  1. Mix the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt in a bowl and whisk together. Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken. The sauce will be very fluid at this point but will thicken up and stick to the chicken as you bake and stir it.
  2. Bake the chicken for one hour, stirring the chicken every 15 minutes.
For the Fried Rice
  1. Prepare the Fried Rice during the last 15 minute cycle of the chicken baking.
  2. On medium high heat, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the peas and carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender.
  3. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side of the skillet, then pour egg on the other side of skillet. Stir fry until scrambled.
  4. Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until heated through.
  5. Serve with the Sweet and Sour Chicken and enjoy!

Adapted and downsized from Life in the Lofthouse

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