No more sweet and sour sauce in a bottle. Here is an easy recipe that you can make your own delicious sweet and sour sauce from fresh ingredients – and toss the additive-laden bottled version.
Which dishes come to your mind when you think of Chinese food? For many of us, it’s the Sweet & Sour dish! The bottled stuff has a long ingredient list. But, you can easily make this sauce at home with some simple ingredients, in just under 2 minutes. Today in this No More Packaged Food series, we’re cooking up Sweet & Sauce chicken to show you how easy it is to prepare this dish.
What you need to do, is to dice some chicken breast in cubes, and cut up some bell peppers and pineapples into small chunks. Your next step is to pre-mix the sauce. Our sauce recipe includes 1 Tbsp sugar, 1½ tsp corn starch, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce,1 Tbsp tomato paste, 1½ Tbsp vinegar, and ¼ cup water. When the chicken cubes are almost done, mix in the pre-mix sauce. Then, add the remaining ingredients in the cooking pan. The whole process of premixing the sauce only takes 2 minutes! You will have 2 minutes to make a healthy version of the sweet & sauce sauce, won’t you?
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