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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe with Homemade Fried Rice for Two

This Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken for two 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.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice

 

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We love this dish so much we have it a couple of times each month, sometimes more! Serves 2

 

Need a dessert to go with it? Try these Brownies with fresh Raspberry sauce or this Fruity Brownie Pizza.

 

How to make Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe with Homemade Fried Rice:

For the Chicken:

Start by preheating your oven to 325° degrees F (160 C).

 

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. Click here for a filet knife.

chicken and egg mixture in a dish with a spoon

 

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!

chicken coated in egg mixture frying in a pan with wooden spoon

 

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.

chicken in a baking dish covered in homemade sweet and sour sauce

 

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.

carrots, peas and onions cooking in a pan

 

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.

eggs being scramble in half a pan and carrots, onions, and peas in the other half with wooden spoon

 

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

homemade fried rice cooking in a pan

 

Serve with the Sweet and Sour Chicken and enjoy!

 

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice for Two

 

 

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Homemade Fried Rice

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!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1/2 lb boneless chicken
  • 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 low sodium 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)
  • 3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

Instructions

For the Chicken

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 325° degrees F (160 C).
  2. Cut the chicken into cubes with a filet knife and season with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the chicken into the cornstarch to coat and then dip into the egg. Click for a filet knife.
  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!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1105 Total Fat: 41g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 33g Cholesterol: 287mg Sodium: 1807mg Carbohydrates: 131g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 40g Protein: 49g

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