Take one part vinegar, two parts peach preserves, three parts chicken broth, and seasonings: boil, reduce, and serve to create this beautiful sauce.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk chicken broth, peach preserves, sherry vinegar, Chinese five-spice powder, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced and slightly thickened, 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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Editor's Note:

Chef John serves this over his Sous Vide Duck Breast.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 14.4g 5% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0.5mg; sodium 90.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
Chef John never disappoints! This sauce is fantastic and you can customize the amount of heat to your liking by adjusting the amount of cayenne. Keep in mind that this recipe is only for 2 servings so plan on tripling it for a family of 4-6. We ate ours with grilled chicken and loved it even my 10 year old daughter. Bravo! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2020
I've made this twice the second time I bought the 5 spice Chinese powder to go into it and it added a strange flavor that we didn't care for (I wished I'd saved the 5). The sauce definitely needs to be thickened. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
Chef John never disappoints! This sauce is fantastic and you can customize the amount of heat to your liking by adjusting the amount of cayenne. Keep in mind that this recipe is only for 2 servings so plan on tripling it for a family of 4-6. We ate ours with grilled chicken and loved it even my 10 year old daughter. Bravo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
the sauce is spectacular and easy. i always make double because it's soooo good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2013
I used this recipe for some meatballs for a party so I needed considerably more... I kept the ratios the same and tweaked the recipe as follows: 1.5 cups chicken broth half cup peach preserves half cup cherry preserves I squeezed a whole lemon into a half cup measure and filled the remainder of the cup measure with red wine vinegar. a heaping teaspoon of chinese hot chili sauce. Simmered for awhile probably at least 20 minutes. It turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2019
Excellent sauce you can adjust to your taste. I use peach preserves for a lot of things because it isn't that strong in peach flavor to overpower the other flavors and makes sweet things fruity. Examples are Candied Sweet Potatoes Sweet pork chops Upside down cakes Peach Pie and peach toppings etc. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2014
I tried this recipe to resurrect some over-cooked pork tenderloin. it was just what was needed adding a touch of spice with this sweet and sour sauce. I added some ginger which gave it an additional amount of kick. Thank you Chef John! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2015
I made it using the three part broth two part peach preserves and one part vinegar method. It turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2015
Ver good. Great wild wild birds (eg duck) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2016
Was delicious. Great with our turkey dinner and later on sandwiches. I did use oranges instead of tangerines as they are not easily found in Alaska this time of year. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2015
This recipe was just what I was looking for. I made it for left over pork loin and served it over rice! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2020
I've made this twice the second time I bought the 5 spice Chinese powder to go into it and it added a strange flavor that we didn't care for (I wished I'd saved the 5). The sauce definitely needs to be thickened. Read More