I've been seeing a recipe for baked sweet and sour chicken all over Pinterest lately. I was very skeptical of the recipe because the sauce is so simple. I was also concerned about the long time the chicken had to cook in the oven. I thought it might turn out dry. After looking at this recipe at least twenty times I put it on my menu plan last week.
Turns out all my worries were for nothing. This may actually be the best sweet and sour chicken I've ever had. My husband really liked it as well so I know it was good! The chicken was extremely tender and moist. The sauce almost caramelizes on the chicken and has a wonderful flavor. We had fried rice with ours according to the recipe but next time I think we'll have white rice because the flavor of the chicken was so delicious we didn't need the additional flavor of the fried rice.
Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice (adapted from Life as a Lofthouse)
For the Chicken:
For the sauce:
3. Add the rice, teriyaki, soy sauce, and pepper. Stir well and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the rice is heated through.