Sweet and Sour Chinese Chicken
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4.54 from 26 votes

Sweet and Sour Chinese Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course


  • 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

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 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.

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 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.