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Sweet and Sour Sauce

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"Quick and easy to make. Feel free to make substitutions. You can substitute ketchup for chili sauce and cider vinegar for wine vinegar; still tastes great. I usually double the recipe."
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10 m servings 49
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Stir chicken broth, sugar, wine vinegar, soy sauce, chili sauce, cornstarch, and cayenne pepper together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar and cornstarch dissolve; cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 49 calories; 0.1 11.8 0.5 < 1 404 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Not overly sweet like so many - more like the homemade kind at our local asian restaurant. Chili sauce makes it great!

Most helpful critical review

I don't know why, but it has a faint maple taste. It was easy to make, but not sour enough.

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Not overly sweet like so many - more like the homemade kind at our local asian restaurant. Chili sauce makes it great!

Delicious! I made some changes though ? instead of wine vinegar vinegar I added 3 ts of white wine plus 3 ts of white vinegar ? DELICIOUS!

very tasty! I used ketchup and a dash of chili powder in place of chili sauce. nice flavor, and not too sweet!

Made it with the ketchup and no cayenne; best sweet and sour I've ever had, and none of the HFCS that it seems everything out there is using these days; all I'll use going forward. Thanks!

Noted that other reviews said it didn't have enough sour so I substituted the broth for cider vinegar and I dont have regular hit sauce so used siracha. Just the right amount of sweet and sour a...

DELICIOUS! I used Laoganma Fried Chili in Oil because I wasn’t sure what hot sauce to use. Forgot the cayenne pepper because I was in a rush and it turned out Devine! Sooo good. I will be using ...

I didn't have lemon so I used vinegar. Poured it over a pork roast in my slow cooker for sweet and sour pulled pork.

This turned out great. I used Zatarain's Cajun hot sauce for the chili sauce and added a small squirt of ketchup. This was not quite as sour as I expected but it was suitable and fit the purpose...

Substituted 1/2 red wine vinegar and rice vinegar and added 1/2 tbs more sugar. It was a tad too tart otherwise.