Sweet and Sour Sauce Copycat Recipe
is so very easy to make and a great dipping sauce for chicken fingers and other appetizers everyone will enjoy.
The ever popular Mickey ‘D’s’ gives out a sweet and sour sauce with the chicken fingers which is my grandson’s favorite.
He is a picky eater but he likes chicken as long as there is something to dip it in.
You can say, or my grandsons will say I’m the ‘fast food police’. You can almost bet your bottom dollar I will not drive to any drive-thru joint unless we were in an emergency.
I will go the extra mile to make as much as I can from scratch than go to a drive through – except for Dunkin’ coffee.
So I convinced my grandson that we could make the sweet and sour sauce, he was skeptical but was willing to make the sauce with me – probably so he could say, “see I told you it wouldn’t be the same!!!”.
The ingredient list is nothing unusual but does include light corn syrup. Fortunately there is a “0” grams high fructose corn syrup available and the recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons.
So let’s get cooking.
- ¼ cup peach preserves
- ¼ cup apricot preserves
- 2 TBLS. light corn syrup
- 5 tsp. white vinegar
- 1½ tsp. cornstarch
- ½ tsp. soy sauce
- ½ tsp. yellow mustard
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
- 2 TBLS. water
- Add all the ingredients EXCEPT WATER into a blender and puree until smooth - Approx. 20 seconds.
- Pour the mixture into a small saucepan on medium heat, now add in the WATER, stir well and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes stirring often. Sauce will thicken and the color will change from cloudy to clear.
- The sauce will thicken, remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
- Pour into an airtight jar or container. Keep covered and store in refrigerator.
My grandson was so surprised that we were able to make a sweet and sour sauce that tasted exactly like his favorite sauce from Mickey ‘D’s’. It was a huge plus for me not to have to hear “see I told you it wouldn’t taste the same!” but instead it was a resounding “Wow! that’s so amazing, I can’t believe it!”
All three of my grandsons are creative in different ways so I’m thrilled that cooking is something they like to do and they are always amazed at how the flavors always come together. I can firmly attest to the fact that if you engage the kids to cook with you they will be more than willing to try something new.
I’m glad I didn’t have to hear “see I told you it wouldn’t taste the same!” Instead it was a resounding “Yes! that’s so amazing, I can’t believe it!”
** I wrote out the recipe on a scrap of paper and do not remember where I found it. It’s very likely I saw it in a magazine while I was in a doctor’s office waiting room (I’ve been in many in recent months) and I have no idea what magazine it could have been.