Takeout Sweet and Sour Chicken

Takeout Sweet and Sour Chicken

Have you ever had an insatiable craving for sweet and sour chicken, only to be disappointed by the lukewarm takeout version? We feel your pain. But fret not, because we have the perfect solution for you – a homemade sweet and sour chicken recipe that is even better than takeout!

A Taste of Home

We’ve been smitten with sweet and sour chicken for as long as we can remember. But it wasn’t until recently that we decided to bring this beloved dish into our own kitchen. And let us tell you, it has been a game-changer. Now, we can enjoy our favorite takeout meal whenever we want, and it’s always hot and fresh!

Easy and Accessible

Our take on sweet and sour chicken is not an authentic Chinese recipe, but rather a delicious American version commonly found in Chinese-American takeout restaurants. We wanted to make sure that this recipe was accessible to everyone, so we used ingredients that are readily available in the United States and Canada. That way, you can celebrate world cuisines without any travel or ingredient limitations!


Customize to Your Tastes

While our recipe is fantastic on its own, we love adding some extra flair to it. You can try tossing in some pineapple chunks, onion chunks, and slices of green bell pepper to take this dish to the next level of deliciousness!

Wok or Skillet? You Decide!

You may have heard that a wok is the secret to perfect stir-fry. While it’s true that a wok can work wonders on a gas stove, it’s not necessary for this recipe. If you have a wok, go ahead and use it. But if not, a large-bottomed skillet will work just fine!

Sodium Conscious? We’ve Got You Covered!

If you’re watching your sodium intake, feel free to use low-sodium soy sauce in this recipe. You can still enjoy all the flavors without compromising your health goals.

Plan Ahead

Although this meal is best made fresh, we understand that sometimes you need to prep in advance. You can cut up your chicken and make the sweet and sour sauce ahead of time. Just store them in the fridge for up to 24 hours until you’re ready to cook up a storm in the kitchen!

Leftovers? No Problem!

If you happen to have any leftovers (which is rare because it’s just that good), simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll stay fresh for up to 5 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, gently reheat them in a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Add a little bit of oil and voila – your takeout-inspired meal is as good as new!

More Asian-Inspired Delights

If you enjoyed this recipe, we have a feeling you’ll love these other Asian-inspired dishes too. Give them a try and embark on a culinary adventure!

And don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know how your homemade sweet and sour chicken turns out. We always love hearing from fellow food enthusiasts!


“Going to give it a try tried your Tucson chicken and the family loved it!!”

“Always, always I can count on your recipes! So good and easy♥️”

“Making this tonight looks so delicious!!!!😋”