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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe with Homemade Fried Rice

sweet and sour chicken topped with creen onions on a plate, fried rice in a bowl, chop sticks and green onions on the side

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.

 

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

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

 

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!

 

 

a graphic, top has a plate of sweet and sour chicken, fried rice in a bowl, green onion and chop sticks on the side, middle has text box saying sweet and sour chicken and homemade fried rice for two, bottom has close up of sweet and sour chicken and fried rice

 

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a close up of sweet and sour chicken on a plate, homemade fried rice in a bowl and green onions in the back
BAKED SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN WITH HOMEMADE FRIED RICE
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 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 (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 881 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
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 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 here 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!
Recipe Notes

Calories listed are per serving.

Nutrition Facts
BAKED SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN WITH HOMEMADE FRIED RICE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 881 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 2169mg 90%
Potassium 610mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 108g 36%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 38g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 73.3%
Vitamin C 10.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 13.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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