Sweet and Sour Chicken

from Life as a Lofthouse


For the chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil

For the sauce:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with oil.
  2. Cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put the cornstarch in a pie plate (or something similar). In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.
  4. Coat the chicken pieces with cornstarch, then dip into the eggs.
  5. Heat your ¼ cup oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides but not cooked through.
  6. While your chicken is cooking, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  7. When chicken is browned, use a slotted spoon to transfer the chicken to the prepared baking dish. Pour the sauce over top.
  8. Bake for one hour; stirring the chicken every 15 minutes. Serve over rice.