Sweet and Sour Sauce

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This tangy homemade sweet and sour sauce is great for dipping chicken nuggets, wontons, and so much more!

Sweet and Sour Sauce- perfect for dunking chicken nuggets, wontons, eggrolls, and more!

Lunch is my least favorite meal of the day to prepare. Usually it’s just me and the four year old at home, and I don’t want to make a big mess just for the two of us. Making sandwiches every day gets pretty boring. Thankfully, I just discovered a tasty lunch option that is easy as pie–  P.F. Chang’s Home Menu line. You can find them in the frozen section of the grocery store, and there are several tasty options to choose from.  With just a few minutes of preparation, you can have lunch on the table!

Sesame Chicken from PF Changs Home Menu

My parents came down for a visit last week, and I served the Sesame Chicken and the Cream Cheese Wontons. It was so easy to make! For the Sesame Chicken, you just dump the contents of the bag into a hot skillet- sauce included, and cook and stir it for a few minutes. All of us loved the bold and slightly spicy flavor of the sauce. For best results, I definitely recommend cooking in the skillet instead of the microwave. After the chicken was cooked, I added some cashews to the top. They were a perfect addition and added such a yummy crunch!
Sesame Chicken from PF Changs Home Menu- a quick and delicious meal!

I also served the Cream Cheese Wontons. All you do is pop them in the oven for a few minutes. I made some sweet and sour sauce to go with them, and it was a delicious pairing! The wontons are a little spicy, so the sweetness of the sauce balanced them out just perfectly!
Sweet and Sour Sauce

We have also dipped homemade chicken nuggets in the sweet and sour sauce, and they were so tasty! You could even pour it over meatballs. It’s such a versatile recipe!

Sweet and Sour Sauce
Author: Kara
Serves: 3/4 cup
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Whisk together the sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Add the other ingredients and whisk till smooth. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, till sauce is bubbly and thickened. Serve with chicken, egg rolls, wontons, or meatballs.

Homemade sweet and sour sauce - perfect for dipping chicken or wontons. Or use with meatballs. A great tangy sauce recipe.

If you love sweet and sour, here are a few more recipes to check out:

Orange Chicken
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Ground Beef


This recipe for sweet and sour sauce is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.



  1. Thank you for this recipe..
    We snack a lot on frozen wontons, etc ., from Aldi’s.
    We always seem to need more sweet & sour sauce than provided..

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