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Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

How do I make the sauce for sweet and sour chicken?

By Caroline from Johns Island, SC


Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

If you are looking for the type that you get in a Chinese restaurant, I have yet to find a recipe that is like it. I finally found a container at Smart and Final that is really good.


There are a lot of recipes on the internet, try, they have just about anything you can think of! (01/19/2010)

By michawnpita

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Three of my favorites, all are great for dipping as well as stir frys.

Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce


  • 1/4 cup peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 5 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Combine all ingredients except the water in a food processor or a blender and puree until the mixture is smooth.

  2. Pour mixture into a small saucepan over medium heat. Add water, stir, and bring mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for five minutes, stirring often. When the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and let it cool. Store sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Makes about 3/4 cup.

Sweet and Sour

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup orange-pineapple juice from concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine the brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in the vinegar, juice, and soy sauce. Add the ginger and garlic powder. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it is thick and bubbling. Set aside to cool.

Good luck.

Jan, : ) BD



Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

PS: Adding a drop of red food coloring adds the color to your sauces. (01/19/2010)


Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Here is a good sauce that I use on chicken pieces. It's darker than the sauce you have at the Chinese restaurant or buy at the store. The name of the recipe is Japanese chicken.



  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tsp of prepared mustard
  • 3/4 cup of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup
  • dash of soya sauce
  • one whole chicken cut in pieces


Cut up roasting chicken and place in baking dish. Combine sauce ingredients in bowl and pour over chicken. Cover and cook chicken at 350 degrees F for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes or until meat falls of the bone. (01/19/2010)

By morbetomommy

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