Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken

August 28, 2020 · by Anyssa Hessler

Raise your hand if you love Chinese takeout! I sure do.

On a lazy night in, our local Chinese restaurant is a family favorite for dinner. Fried rice, lo mein, chicken and broccoli, dumplings -- just some of my favorites, but they're all things I can make at home too. Yes, the pros do it better than I can, but I still like to try to recreate my restaurant favorites from time to time!

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at homemade sweet and sour chicken, and I can’t believe I haven’t until now. It’s so easy! And besides the sauce, you probably already have all the ingredients on hand. This is an inexpensive and delicious at-home alternative that the whole family will love.

Recipe altered from SixTimeMommy.com


3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Sweet & sour sauce (I used La Choy Sweet & Sour Sauce, and it was delicious!)
White rice to serve

Batter ingredients:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup corn starch
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 cup of water


Mix all of the batter ingredients together, less the water. Slowly mix in the water until you get a smooth consistency.

In a large pot, heat about 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees.

Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Use a fork to dip each piece of chicken into the batter, making sure it is fully covered. Drop the battered chicken into the oil (I split it up into 3 batches) until golden brown. Turn while cooking for full coverage.

Once cooked, remove from oil and set on a plate lined with paper towels to cool.

Serve with white rice and your favorite sauce and enjoy!

Anyssa Hessler

About Anyssa Hessler

Anyssa Hessler is Dainty Jewell's' marketing & social media manager. She lives in a small town and old home in Indiana with her husband, Alec and children Reyna & Everett. She and her husband serve as youth leaders at The House of Prayer. She enjoys making a mess in the kitchen, treasure hunting in thrift stores, and testing her green thumb. Find her on Instagram @anyssa.hessler.