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Kid-Approved Sweet and Sour Chicken Sauce

CHELLE

"This is an easy lunch or dinner that tastes just like take out! Very forgiving and allows for substitutions! This is enough for 4 kids, double for a family dinner! Serve this as a sauce for chicken nuggets and rice. You can substitute a can of orange soda for the pineapple juice."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 284 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Stir reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, sugar, and ketchup in a saucepan over medium heat until blended, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Whisk cornstarch and water in a bowl until cornstarch is dissolved; stir into pineapple juice mixture.
  3. Stir pineapple and carrots into the sauce; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 284 calories; 0.2 g fat; 72.9 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 357 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I wrote this recipe! PLEASE disregard the vinegar! You can use vinegar or ketchup, but not both! Also, you can use orange/ lemon lime soda or ginger ale instead of pineapple juice and water. Cut...

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Way too sweet! I'll try it next time with less sugar! My son even thought it was sweet! Overall it was tasty.

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I wrote this recipe! PLEASE disregard the vinegar! You can use vinegar or ketchup, but not both! Also, you can use orange/ lemon lime soda or ginger ale instead of pineapple juice and water. Cut...

Easy and good. I ended up dissolving the cornstarch in pineapple juice because I started with a bigger can of pineapple. And I used brown sugar - didn't measure but tried to add a little less t...

awesome recipe!! loved it just the way it is..

The flavor was great, but it ended up very thick and jelly-like. i would cut the cornstarch next time.

This sweet and sour sauce is better than even what restaurants serve. It doesn't taste very good at first, but if you let it sit and cool down the flavor is much better.

I was very skeptical of this recipe. I followed the notes to switch leave out the vinegar and substitute lemon-lime soda for the pineapple. This came out very well. I added a bit of soy sauce, b...

This was pretty nice, better than I expected it to be. I made it exactly as written, but I skipped the optional carrots. (I probably would have liked them, but I just didn't want to have to go b...

This was a very quick and easy recipe. Changes I made were to reduce the sugar to only 3 tablespoons. I also used only 1/2 of the ketchup and used Thai sweet chili sauce for the remaining amount...

Yes used only ketchup instead of vinegar. This was a great add to homemade chicken nuggets or rice. Awesome flavor!