Sweet and Sour Chicken Tenders Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Sour Chicken Tenders Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Sweet and Sour Chicken Tenders

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"This super-easy sweet and sour dish is quick to make and served with white rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Pour cornstarch and garlic salt into a large resealable bag.
  3. Dip chicken pieces in beaten egg. Remove and drop chicken into cornstarch mixture and seal the bag.
  4. Shake the chicken in the bag until all pieces are fully coated.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in heated oil until browned, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir vinegar, sugar, chicken broth, ketchup, soy sauce, and salt together in a bowl.
  7. Arrange the browned chicken in a baking dish; pour the vinegar mixture over the chicken.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 12, 2012

Would add a few more ingredients such as onion,peppers etc

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 11, 2014

A little too sweet for me. The texture of the chicken was great but I wasn't the biggest fan

Jan 22, 2013

Thes are so good! Taste like chinese food take-out! My 2 yr old and hubby also really liked them.

Oct 22, 2012

I cut the chicken in bite sized chunks, and used the wok (no oven!). Added veggies, and yum yum.

Feb 05, 2013

This was good but way too vinegary. I only added 2/3 of the vinegar that the recipe called for because of all the reviews saying to cut down the vinegar. Next time I will try half of what it calls for. The chicken turned out great this way! I will just have to alter the sauce a little next time.

Mar 21, 2013

I loved this! And so did my boyfriend and my son. It was so easy! Instead of cornstarch I used 3/4 cups flour. I just didn't have any. It was simple and tasted great. I used chicken breast tenders, so the oven cook time was about 30 mins. The only thing different I would do; is after I put the chicken in the oven, I would make another bowl of sauce. It would have been nice to have extra and some to add on the fried rice that I made. This is a keeper!!

Oct 31, 2013

Loved this easy sauce. I reduced the vinegar to 1/4 cup because I wanted to add some fresh pineapple. I didn't bake the tenders just cooked on the stove top and then topped later with the sauce. Will make again especially the quick sauce.

Jun 14, 2013

Awesome!!! I used red wine vinegar because that's all I had on hand, and I added pineapple juice from a small can of crushed pineapple. I also put 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, and the crushed pineapple in the dish along with the chicken while baking. It was perfect! Not too vinegar-y. I think the pineapple juice balanced it well!


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 1575 mg
  • 63%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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