Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumstick – Kids’ Favorite

Posted in Home Made Cooking

Whenever we go out for some Chinese food, the kids always have the same thing – Sweet and Sour Chicken; and to be honest I like it too, but I never thought I can make sweet and sour chicken at home, well apparently I can. The only thing is that I didn’t have chicken breast or any other part of chicken I can cut into cubes. The only thing I had was chicken drumsticks, so I improvised and made sweet and sour drumsticks. The kids liked the idea and the chicken; it was gone before I even noticed. I can’t believe I didn’t make this all these years; this is definitely staying with us.


Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumstick - Kids' Favorite
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6 Drumsticks
Sweet and Sour Chicken is everyone's favorite I believe. How about sweet and sour drumsticks?
For the Pre-frying:
  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 egg
For the Sauce:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C)
  2. Preheat the ¼ cup oil in a skillet over medium heat
  3. In one bowl, beat the egg and in a separate bowl have the corn starch ready
  4. Dip each drumstick in the corn starch and then in the beaten egg and place on preheated skillet with oil
  5. Fry the chicken until it is starting to look golden brown but not fully fried. Fry about 4 minutes and set aside.
  6. In a medium bowl mix all the sauce ingredient together until fully combined
  7. Arrange the partially fried chicken drumsticks in a small baking pan (preferably deep or a Pyrex) and pour the sauce batter over it. Make sure everything is coated with the sauce.
  8. Cover with foil and place in preheated oven for 45 minutes
  9. After 45 minutes, remove foil and return into oven for additional 10-15 minutes uncovered
* This can also be prepared with cubed chicken breast