Sweet and Sour Chicken Casserole

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Casserole is filled with chicken, rice and veggies all coated in sweet and sour sauce. This casserole is so delicious and will be a hit at dinner time!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Casserole

My Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe has been a hit on my blog for almost ten years! It was one of the very first recipes I posted and continues to be popular to this day.

My family loves it too so I make it at least once a month. The other night when we were eating it I thought I could come up with an easier and healthier version. That is when this Sweet and Sour Chicken Casserole was born. πŸ™‚

Sweet and Sour Chicken Casserole

This casserole comes together easily and is healthier because I don’t bread the chicken. I just slice up some boneless, skinless chicken breast and throw it in. It’s super easy.

I also like to pre-cook my rice a day in advance and store it in the fridge until I’m ready for it. It makes recipes like these SO much simpler. There’s also something special about day old rice. I feel it tastes better and works so well in this casserole!

If you take my advice, and use those two preparations when making this delicious chicken casserole, then dinner will be a breeze to make and not to mention delicious!

If you like this recipe then give these ones a try:

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice

Baked Sweet Hawaiian Chicken

Chicken Fried Rice and 

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Sweet and Sour Chicken Casserole
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Sweet and Sour Chicken Casserole

Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin
  • 4 cups cooked white rice (cold, cooked rice works best)
  • 1 red bell pepper diced (seeds removed)
  • 1 green bell pepper diced (seeds removed)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Spread cooked white rice evenly into prepared pan. Top rice evenly with the sliced chicken breast. Top chicken evenly with the diced bell peppers, pineapple and carrots.
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the sweet and sour sauce ingredients.
  • Pour HALF of the sweet and sour sauce evenly over the top of veggies/chicken. Cover pan with foil and bake in oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly and veggies are tender.
  • Carefully remove pan from oven. Carefully remove foil (it will be hot!) and let casserole stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir the casserole to mix all the chicken, rice and veggies together. Serve each portion with remaining sweet and sour sauce and green onion. Enjoy!


TO FREEZE: Prepare casserole up until baking point. (I like to use the foil pans when freezing this recipe.) Do not bake. Cover pan tightly with foil and place in freezer. Stays good frozen for up to 2 months. To heat: place frozen pan in fridge to thaw for 24 hours. Then bake as directed. Enjoy!



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  1. 5 stars
    Just found your site. Wow, lovely recipes! By the way I am 80 years young. My mouth is watering, please keep up the good work, will be trying several of your recipes. I am just reading them and know I will not be disappointed. Keep up the good work!

  2. I followed the recipe first try, and my husband loved it! Today, i was out of pineapple but made it anyway. It was great again. This recipe is now a staple at our house.

    1. Hi Tammy! You can always quickly saute the veggies before adding them to the casserole! It’s an extra step but worth it if you don’t like them crisp tender. πŸ™‚

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