Sweet 'n Sour Sauce for Meatballs or Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Sweet and tangy sauce for meatballs or chicken. I developed this recipe as a variation on my simple sweet and sour dipping sauce used in my Asian inspired Confetti Rolls recipe. Still very simple to make but a little more sophisticated with the addition of brown sugar, pineapple and green pepper. I hope you enjoy it too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan stir together both sugars, cornstarch and seasoning salt. Mix well.
  2. Stir in pineapple, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat just enough to keep it at a low boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in Worcestershire and cherry juice.
  4. Add green pepper, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. For Meatballs: Pour sauce over your favorite cooked meatballs in casserole dish or in a pan on the stove and heat through.
  6. For Chicken: Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 13x9x2 inch baking dish sprayed lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes depending on thickness of chicken. Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Uncover the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wow, this is a good sweet and sour sauce! It was so easy to put together as well. I cooked some bite sized pieces of chicken in a large skillet, and after they were done I added some of the sauce and simmered for a few minutes. I served it with your Fried Rice With Bacon (Oriental Style). We had a great meal tonight, thanks to you Tink! Made for Pick A Chef, Spring 2010.

5 5

This is a great sweet n sour sauce. It is definitely more on the sweet side, but we like it sweet. I used the chicken option only I used boneless chicken thighs. I did have to cook them for about 40 minutes. I did uncover the baking dish halfway through so the sauce would thicken up even more. I had to omit the green peppers because my youngest son would not have eaten it. He was really hungry so I didn't want to spoil it for him! Next time, I think I will cube the chicken and saute it, then add the sauce and serve it all over rice. I think it really calls for rice, which I had not planned on last night. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe, Tink!

5 5

We enjoyed this recipe. We prefer abit more sour than sweet so next time I'll cut back on the sugars abit. To compensate this time I added more vinegar & worcestershire than it called for. We even added a couple dashes of soy sauce at the table. I cooked with meatballs and it turned out yummy. Thanks for sharing.