If take-out is what you’re craving this Sweet and Sour Chinese Chicken is the perfect, quick and easy, budget-friendly meal to curb fill that need! Homemade, delicious and tasty.
We are the biggest lovers of Chinese takeout ever (that may be a overstatment but I can’t help it). Our favorite takeout place was under construction for like 3 months and we were lost! Craving after craving, different takeout that didn’t hit the spot and then finally angst. We decided in that time to get creative and start recreating our dishes. Thank heavens we did! We came up with a bunch of recipes that tasted close to what they serve, but nothing compares to this Sweet and Sour Chinese Chicken.
Now I don’t know if most Chinese buffet places have this type of chicken, but ours does and it is one of our favorite things. Its basic, and completely kid friendly. This is pretty much the Chinese version of a chicken nugget and what person doesn’t like chicken nuggets?!?! You’d have to be crazy not to!
This is our go-to chicken recipe for when we do copycat take-out! This weekend we had some friends over and we did our own Chinese Buffet! We had fried rice, pork steamed buns, potstickers, chow fun and chinese donuts! These went so quickly that you had to fight off other people just to get a serving! So making extra of these are highly recommended. Not to mention the sweet and sour sauce that is homemade and served with this is seriously delicious.
This is an easy recipe and comes together quickly. Not to mention that this will save you a ton of money if you decide that you don’t want to pay to go get takeout and make it right in the comforts of your own home! I mean I’m all for going out and getting food because sometimes I just don’t like to cook, but what I love even more is when. you can make your own copycat versions of your favorite dishes right from your own home!
- 2 Chicken breasts cut into 1-2" pieces
- 1/4 cup self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vinegar we used rice, but can use white
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 Tbs ketchup
- 1 Tbs cornstarch
- Preheat your deep fryer to 375.
- In bowl combine all batter ingredients and whisk until smooth, batter will be thin but that is what you are looking for.
- Dip your chicken pieces one by one into the batter and then place into deep fryer.
- Fry for about 7-8 minutes or until golden.
- Turn out onto paper towel to drain, repeat will all chicken.
- In small sauce pan combine your sugar, vinegar and water and heat on medium until sugar is desolved.
- Meanwhile in small bowl stir together your ketchup and cornstarch.
- Once sugar is desolved stir in the ketchup and cornstart mixtures.
- Turn heat to medium high and bring to a boil.
- Once mixture is boiling and it rises up in pan remove from heat and cool.