Sweet and Sour Chicken

READY IN: 25hrs
Recipe by Becky in Southeaste

My mom used to make this when I was younger -- it was always a family favorite. Now, I make it for my boyfriend; he enjoys it better than the Chinese Restaurant versions. Be sure to season the chicken overnight -- it gives the chicken all its flavor.

Top Review by Ashley L.

Chicken and batter recipe were outstanding. The sweet and sour recipe was a little too sweet. Next time I will use about half a jar of cherry juice (I didn't put any actual cherries in the sauce).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season chicken chunks with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Heat oil in an electric frying pan or deep fryer.
  4. Mix batter ingredients until smooth.
  5. Mix bite-size pieces of meat with batter.
  6. Deep fry batter covered meat until golden brown (make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly).
  7. Drain chicken pieces on a paper towel.
  8. Place cooked chicken in a low heat oven, while other chicken is being cooked.
  9. In a bowl, mix pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar& molasses.
  10. Place mixture, along with pineapples, peppers, and cherries, into a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  11. In a separate dish, mix together thickening ingredients.
  12. Add to saucepan.
  13. Stir and cook until glossy.

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