Chinese Restaurant Style Sweet and Sour Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Soaking the chicken in the marinade makes the chicken so tender and moist. I hope that your family enjoys this dish as much as mine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix marinde together and add chicken.
  2. Marinate chicken in refrigerator from 1 hour to 24 hours.
  3. Mix the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, eggs, vegetable oil and water to make the batter smooth.
  4. Remove chicken from marinde.
  5. Combine marinade, with the 2 tablespoons of water, melted butter, food coloring, and slowly whisking in 2 tablespoons of corn starch in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  6. Stirring often for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.
  7. Dip chicken pieces into batter and fry until golden brown.
  8. You can then place the chicken into the sauce or use the sauce as a dipping sauce.
Most Helpful

This recipe was great only thing is batter was too thick, but was easy to fix by adding a little water. and for the sauce loved it i just added a chopped green pepper, tomato and pinneapple like the restaurants. This went great with chinese fried rice ( not hard at all). Yummmy :)

Dahlia'sMommy May 06, 2010

The chicken tasted lovely but don't know if there's an ingredient missing in the batter...was un I added more water and then got almost a pancake like texture..bit messy..sauce needed something to make it sweet or sour..will make this again without batter and using a different sauce.

graham November 13, 2005