The Best Crispy Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe Ever (So Easy!) by Donna John

The Best Crispy Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe Ever (So Easy!)

In the mood for sweet and sour chicken? No need to order Chinese takeout when you've got this easy and delicious sweet and sour chicken recipe that's on the table in about 30 minutes. This crispy sweet and sour chicken is a quick and easy dinner!

The chicken is coated in cornstarch and eggs before being quickly fried in oil until crispy. The easy flavorful sweet and sour sauce is made with sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce and garlic salt. So simple. After being coated in the sauce, the chicken is baked.

While this easy Asian recipe finishes cooking in the oven, make your rice and dinner is done. You even have time to make some crispy egg rolls, crab rangoons, wonton soup or fried rice.

Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 to 6 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup  
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

Here's how you make it:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the chicken into the cornstarch to coat and then into the eggs. Cook the chicken in the hot oil until browned. Place in a baking dish.
  2. Make the sauce by whisking together all of the ingredients. 
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and stir gently to coat completely. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Turn the chicken over and cook about 10 minutes more, or until done. Serve with brown rice or white rice. Garnish with chopped green onions. 

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Naimah Razak
Made this tonight!! with shrimp instead and with store bought ketchup! yum!!
Donna John
Love that you used shrimp! I haven't tried making homemade ketchup yet, so I always use store bought as well. So glad you liked it, Naimah Razak!
Jan Mostrom
Yum! I'm at the in-laws and they will love this! Going to serve over brown rice and try agave instead of the white sugar for their blood sugar! Thanks Donna John !
Janie Hollingsworth
Super Simple....that's me! Can't wait to try. Looks Divine!
Donna John
One of my favorites!!
Donna Gates Graham
Donna I will try this it looks really good.
Donna John
Hey, girl!!! Happy to see you here! You should submit some of your recipes. I know how you cook! :-) Snap a photo and share it with us. Let's get together soon and catch up. Donna Gates Graham
Donna Gates Graham
Dawn Taylor
Made this tonight and it was amazing and so easy!! It will be a new family favorite! So yummy!!
Donna John
Isn't it good??? So glad you liked it. I just added it to my cooking list this week. Dawn Taylor
Donna Gates Graham
I made this Monday night and it was really good .
Dawn Taylor
Donna John I’m making this again tonight due to popular demand!! So excited!
Donna John
One of my favorites! Be sure to post a picture! Dawn Taylor
Dawn Taylor
Right out of the oven ! My 15 year old daughter made it from start to finish and it was delicious! I was doing a workout class on zoom and she took the initiative to cook tonight! 😍
Looks good need to make this for my husband one night 🙂
Thank you we made this and my husband loved it 🥰 we very happy that we found this on news break 🥰 this is the best recipe ever!!! Thank you for sharing ♥️
Donna John
So happy ya'll enjoyed the recipe! Now I'm craving it! lol Pan
Hi, recipe sounds great but doesn't it taste eggy?

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