Sweet And Sour Chicken Makes For A Tangy, Tasty Weeknight Dinner

Sometimes, you just have days where the only thing that you’re craving is a dozen odd takeaway containers of savory, satisfying Chinese takeout.
Other days, all you want to do is preheat the oven and get cooking on your next culinary masterpiece. Fortunately, those two cravings don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
After all, there are tons of recipes out there for recreating your favorite restaurant meals from the comfort of home, like this tasty strategy for making perfect “bloomin’ onions” yourself. Why shouldn’t there be an equally genius way to recreate your favorite Chinese takeout classics?
And, of course, when you’re planning out a menu that incorporates your favorite takeout recipes, there’s only one place to start!
Sure, chicken lo mein is tasty and crab rangoon is always yummy, but we all know the ultimate crowd-pleaser is a big batch of crispy chicken, smothered in tangy, delicious sweet and sour sauce.
Print out the recipe below to make this scrumptious classic yourself!
  • 2 Tbsps. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. cold water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion salt
  • 6 Tbsps. ketchup
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 3 to 4 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • Instructions
    • Combine 1 Tbsp. of the cornstarch with water. Mix thoroughly.
    • In a saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion salt, and ketchup.
    • Stir mixture and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture. Stir until sauce thickens.
    • In a sealable bag, combine raw chicken and remaining cornstarch. Shake until meat is coated.
    • Sauté chicken five minutes over medium heat until cooked through.
    • Add peppers, onions, and sauce. Stir well until everything is heated through.
    • Serve hot and enjoy!
  • If you can't wait to test yourself against the local takeout places, check out the video for detailed instructions and don't forget to SHARE with friends and family!