Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This recipe has been floating around our family for years. The funny thing is, it has been called barbecue chicken. I, however, feel it is more accurate to name it sweet and sour chicken. It is pretty easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. I served this with fresh pineapple on the side. I have to say lately I have been quite the fruit picker. If you can, try to take me along the next time you need a pineapple or cantaloupe. I am on a roll for picking some good ones.

Sweet and Sour Chicken


3 lbs chicken breasts skinned and boned. Season with garlic salt and seasoning salt.

1/2 cup vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup chicken broth
3/4 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Accent

Prepare chicken and place in casserole dish. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl. In separate bowl combine 2 Tbsp cornstarch and 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and add then add to the sauce mixture. Stir and mixture to the chicken. Cover and bake at 325 for 90 minutes. Serve and enjoy over rice!

NOTE: We all know that the more fat, the tastier it is. You can also make this a little tastier, but not as healthy by coating the chicken with cornstarch and then cooking in oil before adding the sauce and baking. If you do this, omit the cornstarch mixture above. The sauce will thicken from the coated chicken breasts.


  1. Mmmmmm, making me very hungry reading this. Thanks.

  2. This sounds good! I tried to make sweet & sour the other day, I think I got too fancy with it and something went wrong. I'll try this recipe next time, it really looks delicious.

  3. I've been sweet and souring so many dishes lately - I love the combination.

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  5. I'm such a bad pineapple picker and cantaloupe, forget about it. Oh so bad!

    I do however, love sweet and sour chicken. As I glance over the counter, I realized I took chunks of chicken out for dinner tonight. It may just be the night to try your recipe!!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Kasha:)


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