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Sweet and Sour Chicken

This Sweet and Sour Chicken with Orange and Maple Syrup Glaze is a new family favorite! It is a perfect dinner idea for everyone who loves a great mix of flavors!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Japanese
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 392kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs lightly beatten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large orange juice and zest
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and season with salt and pepper. Put the chicken in a mixing bowl and add 1 cup of cornstarch, Mix it well, so all pieces will be covered with cornstarch.
  • Preheat 1/3 cup of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • In a smaller bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Dip the bite-size chicken pieces covered with cornstarch into the beaten eggs, coating them from all sides, then transfer them into the preheated pan.
  • Cook the chicken for about 30 seconds on both sides just until it has a beautiful brown/golden color, then transfer to the 9×9 baking dish. Continue to cook the rest of the chicken the same way.
  • In a mixing bowl add orange juice and zest, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, maple syrup and red pepper flakes. Stir it well and add pour it over the chicken. Toss it to coat and bake in the preheated oven at 325°F for an hour. Toss it 2 or 3 times while baking to coat with the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg