One of the first real recipes I made was for sweet and sour chicken. I had just gotten a new recipe book as a wedding present so I gave it a try. I didn't know you could actually make sweet and sour sauce at home! I thought it either came from a Chinese restaurant or from a bottle. I was so excited after I made it because it actually turned out! I even took a picture(this was before digital cameras so it's kind of a big deal! lol)
Now I make sweet and sour sauce frequently. I'm always trying different recipes and I have to admit, this one is great. It's great for just dipping or a sauce. I added some green peppers, fresh pineapple and cooked chicken then served it over rice. It was a great dinner, actually it was really reallygood. I got some major “yums!” from the husband!
- 1/2 Cup Ketchup
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 3 T Corn Starch
- 1 1/2 Cups Pineapple Juice or Water or a combination of both
- In a bowl or jar ( I like to use a jar so I can mix it really good) combine the juice/water and cornstarch. Make sure you stir it really good and stir it before you add it to the mixture later in the instructions.
- In a medium saucepan combine the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce. Heat over medium heat. Stir in the juice mixture. Continue stirring over medium high heat until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
*This recipe can easily be made gluten free, just make sure you are using gluten free soy sauce!