Sweet and Sour Skillet Chicken

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe was given to me many years ago by a family friend. I have no idea where she got it.It's very simple to fix; not much fuss. The ingredients for the sauce gave me cause for pause when I first read them, but this is a delicious tasting dish. You're in for a plesant surprise.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place onion slices in electric skillet in a single layer.
  2. Arrange chicken pieces on top of onion slices.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
  5. Set control at medium.
  6. Cook, covered for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to low simmer setting and cook covered at least 2 hours.
  8. Turn chicken pieces periodically, and baste with sauce.
  9. Add a little amount of water at a time if sauce becomes too thick.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a real winner in my house!! I used 7 skinless chicken legs quarters and there were no leftovers!! (Our exchange student polished off 3 in one sitiing!!) I was curious about the ingredients in the sauce, but they blended together nicely to make a very tasty sauce. I actually made these in the oven in a covered casserole dish with great results. I think that this would work very well in a crock pot too! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I am glad I picked you as "my chef"!

4 5

Very nice dish. I used chicken breasts, so I reduced the cooking time to 1 1/2 hrs. I think I'll try it with bone in skinless thighs next time only because I believe they have much more flavor. :)<br/>Update: I have used this recipe with boneless/skinless chicken thighs and they are equally delicious.

5 5

This is a great recipe! I used chicken breasts and they were so tender (and fully cooked after an hour). I also added pineapple and red bell pepper and substituted pineapple juice for some of the maple syrup. The sauce was a little more sour than sweet. I might add a little brown sugar next time.