This budget friendly recipe allows you to enjoy sweet & sour chicken without the cost of take-out.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 60 min


6 boneless chicken breasts
1 onion(s), diced
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cups vinegar
3/4 cups water
1 tbsp mustard
1 cup ketchup
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Combine all ingredients except cornstarch and water in a large casserole dish, place chicken in sauce.

  2. Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350°F (175°C).

  3. Mix cornstarch with 1/2 cup (125 mL) of cold water; thicken sauce with this when removed from oven.

  4. Serve over a bed of rice and mixed vegetables.

Nutrition Info

Per 450 g serving Amount
Protein62 g
Fat5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate72 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar63 g
Cholesterol155 mg
Sodium670 mg
Per 450 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A10
Vitamin C20
Vitamin B688
Vitamin B1251