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Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

An easy, healthy, 8 ingredient, no deep fry version of that classic take out favorite: Chinese sweet and sour chicken
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: better than takeout, dinner and chill, easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 307kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cubed
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 bell pepper cubed
  • 1/2 red onion cubed


  • Heat your oven to 450°F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
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  • Place the chicken in a ziploc bag along with 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Shake well to coat and then place on an oiled rack on a foil lined baking sheet.
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  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway.
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  • When the chicken is almost done baking, make the sauce by whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water. Whisk in the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and soy sauce.
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  • Add the sauce to a nonstick pan and bring to a boil. Once bubbling, turn the heat to low and add the vegetables. Cook until your desired doneness then remove from the heat (we keep the vegetables almost raw).
  • Add the cooked chicken to the sauce and toss until well coated. Enjoy served with rice!
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Serves 2 as a main or 4 with other dishes.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.9g | Protein: 33.7g | Fat: 8.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 17.2g