My entire family LOVES this batter. Any ideas?? Thanks for the 5 star review and glad my version beats the restaurant version! Sorry I haven’t made this in the air fryer so can’t comment. So fast so easy and my wife and 1 year old loved it! We loved it. The only problem was I could not get the chicken to brown to save my soul. Would that work? Chang’s Mongolian Beef (Copycat Recipe), Chicken Teriyaki and Vegetable Bowtie Pasta, https://www.averiecooks.com/2016/02/easy-better-takeout-chicken-fried-rice.html, https://www.averiecooks.com/2017/04/easy-better-takeout-shrimp-fried-rice.html, https://www.averiecooks.com/2017/04/p-f-changs-chicken-lettuce-wraps-copycat-recipe.html, 3 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced, about 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces, 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if necessary, 2 green onions, sliced into thin rounds, optional for garnishing, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, optional for garnishing. Hi Rachel, Thanks for your review and YES you can definitely freeze the fried chicken in a sealed container without the sauce. I even liked the chicken with no sauce. . In separate bowls, place cornstarch and slightly beaten eggs. Anytime you can throw away a takeout menu, that’s a step in the right direction :). This sweet and sour chicken without pineapple is more on the sweet side than the sour side. I have a sweet spot for Asian chicken dishes – such as my Air Fryer Orange Chicken recipe.. Hi Scott, Awesome to hear – you made my day. I know what you mean about staying at home lol. My family thanks you. Keep the great recipes coming! Best of all, it’s easy to make at home! by  the time you cut up all the veg, pineapple the chicken and the batter. Averie, this was really good, my husband, and kids liked it! This recipe looks amazing! You talk about marinading the chicken for an hour in the fridge. I am going to make this for my son’s birthday. For the “sour.” White vinegar is mild, so the sauce won’t be too tart or acidic. Ok great to hear that it worked fine for you with less! I chose to fry in a pan as I don’t have a deep fryer. Hope you try some other recipes too . . Hi Hazel, Great to hear that and thanks for your comment. But OMG P. F. Changs is the only Chinese restaurant that I walked into first of all and secondly it was like bring on the menu, the aromas inside were oh so delicious smelling. . Yes, sweet and sour sauce must be kept in the refrigerator. Anytime I cook chicken, there is always a bit of splatter. My pan is a Cuisinart. The sauce…mmmm….loved it! Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your question. Agree about the pineapple and onions! Have anyone tried this? Restaurant-style crispy juicy sweet and sour chicken without deep frying or a wok! Generally use half as much arrowroot powder as cornstarch. Hope you’ll try some other recipes too . Thank you for sharing this recipe, it was like eating restaurant chinese. :), Glad this was really good and that it saved your Thursday night dinner :). Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken — This sweet and sour chicken recipe takes just 15 minutes to make and tastes way better than takeout. Thanks for the five star review and glad it was delicious with the reduced sugar! Garnish with optional sesame seeds and serve immediately. Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Learn how your comment data is processed. Bring the sauce to a boil, then combine the water and cornstarch in a separate bowl before adding it to the homemade sweet and sour sauce. Remember the oil temp usually drops once the food goes in, so try using a heavier pan and/or raising the temp to 375. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad this was a winner! , I made it tonight and it was a hit should of made more sauce though, Hi Tins, Thanks for your comment and I’ll add a note about the sauce. Easy, one-skillet recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes and healthy! It’s tangy and sweet, but also tart and bold. I loved that this wasn’t breaded and was quick and easy! I’ve never used corn starch as a breading before (I’ve used a flour mixture) so wondering if that had something to do with it? So much better than takeout! . This is your kinda food! Just made this tonight. It’s just the tradition but it’s no problem at all to skip them… Enjoy! Layers of flavor, easy, ready in 20 minutes, and healthy! Score on all fronts. DIRECTIONS. I also didn’t have olive oil so I used vegetable oil and it tasted fine! These are just recipes their are going to be things that you don’t like and things you do. Don’t skip the onions. I added some carrot, onion, and green bell pepper. When cooking this recipe its amazing however the kind of ketchup you use determines your sweetness and sourness balance. Is it okay to not use the pineapple chunks? Hi Denise, Thank you so much for your feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed and especially your 3-year old. The brands lol. Made an insane beer-battered cod. Hi Synovia, Thanks and glad to hear! We made this tonight and it was delicious!!! Hi Mike, Thanks for your comment. Let that bubble away for a few minutes until it thickens up. Hi Robyn, Yes you can but make sure it’s covered with plastic wrap. Baking is less cripsy than deep frying, but it’s still tasty. He never wants to try anything different that I want to cook and is very hard to please. Add the pineapple to the pan followed by the sauce ingredients: garlic, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and ketchup. Hi Amelia, Thanks for that – made my day! Optional: For extra tender chicken… Thanks for this recipe! If so would you need to fry again when thawed? Serve it with rice and you’re set. It tirned out great. One taste normal nothing added the other just woke up taste buds in my mouth I didn’t even know I had. 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