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

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.

michelles3boys April 06, 2010

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!

Lainey6605 July 02, 2009

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.

Mustang Sally 54269 April 01, 2009