The Best Sweet and Sour Chicken is diced chicken dipped in a light batter and fried to crispy deliciousness! Served with my sweet and sour sauce, this makes the perfect anytime meal!
Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, sweet and sour, sweet and sour chicken, The Best Sweet and Sour Chicken
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
2large bonelessskinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
black pepper to taste
For the batter:
Oil for frying
1recipe sweet and sour saucelinked below
Add the diced chicken to a medium-sized bowl, add the onion powder, garlic powder, cornstarch, pepper, and soy sauce. Stir to combine, set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
Add the water and egg to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Pour the wet into the dry and mix until just combined, some lumps are okay. Add the chicken to the batter and stir to combine.
In a heavy bottom skillet with deep sides, fill it up 2-3 inches with the frying oil. Heat the oil to 350°F over medium heat. Fry the chicken pieces, not touching in the oil. You will need to fry in batches, do not crowd the pan. Flip the chicken halfway through until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Drain on a rack over a cookie sheet to let the excess oil drip off. Serve with sweet and sour sauce for dipping or toss the chicken in the sauce and serve over rice.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/best-sweet-and-sour-chicken/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.