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 little girl, Reyna. 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.