Chinese Sweet & Sour Sauce

Zack LOVES sweet and sour chicken.  It is his absolute favorite Chinese food.  We rarely ever go eat Chinese food anymore, because it is all fried and there’s nothing there for me to eat.  I know he misses it, so when I saw a recipe for the sauce I was pretty excited to try it out.

I made some baked chicken strips to serve with the sauce and I waited anxiously as Zack tried it out.  Turns out it tastes exactly like the restaurant sauce!  I was so happy.  Now we can have Chinese night whenever we want – the healthier way.

In fact, I just made this last week and Zack is already asking when I am going to make it again!

If you like the sweet and sour sauce at Chinese restaurants, definitely give this a go.  I liked it a lot, too.

Don’t judge the pictures too harshly.  How exactly are you supposed to photograph sauces?  If anyone has any pointers, let me know please! 🙂

Chinese Sweet & Sour Sauce

– 1/2 c vinegar

– 1/2 c ketchup

– 3/4 c cold water

– 2 T lemon juice

– 1 1/2 c white sugar

– 1/2 c brown sugar

– 2 T cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 c cold water

Combine all ingredients except cornstarch mixture and bring to a full boil.  Simmer for 3 minutes.  Add cornstarch mixture.  Simmer until thickened, stirring continuously.  May be bottled and refrigerated.