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How to Cook Sweet and Sour Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 celery stalks sliced
  • 1 medium red pepper sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini sliced
  • 1 carrot cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch dissolved in 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


    How to cook sweet and sour chicken

    • Preheat oven to 300°F. In a roasting pan arrange chicken.
    • Combine oil, lemon juice, ketchup and honey. Mix well. Brush over chicken.
    • Reserve any remaining mixture. Cover pan with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
    • Remove chicken from pan. Place onion, celery, pepper, zucchini, and carrots in the same roasting pan.
    • Arrange chicken on top of the vegetables.
    • Pour remaining lemon juice-ketchup mixture on vegetables. Continue baking for 30 minutes.
    • Remove chicken from the pan. Transfer vegetable to serving dish. Set aside.
    • Pour pan juice on a saucepan. Stir in dissolved corn starch.
    • Bring to a boil and stirring constantly until thick. Season with salt and pepper.
    • Serve chicken with vegetables and sauce on the sides.