Recipe by 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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1 (8 ounce) can
pineapple, drained and juice reserved
white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
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 the sugar way down if you use soda. It is also fantastic with brown sugar and/ or soy sauce. I make this almost daily. (with whatever combo of ingredients I have on hand).The recipe is so forgiving and it will whip up in a sauce pan in no time. . My kids dip everything in it!
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 than a cup.
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.
Yes used only ketchup instead of vinegar. This was a great add to homemade chicken nuggets or rice. Awesome flavor!
I enjoy trying new sweet and sour recipes. This is a very yummy one. I like the pineapple in it! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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, brown sugar and a touch of barbeque sauce. My kids loved it and it is way better than any of the bottled stuff in the grocery store. The novelty of ketchup and soda mixed together helped too I think. I will use it again when I need a sweet and sour sauce.
Very versatile! I used fresh chicken breast diced and doubled it to go over rice. Family loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kid-Approved Sweet and Sour Chicken Sauce
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 2
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