An Easy-as-Pie Sweet and Sour Sauce (no red sauce here…golden)


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch


Stir sugar, chicken broth, white vinegar, vegetable oil, soy sauce, salt, and garlic together in a saucepan; bring to a boil.

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Whisk water and cornstarch together until cornstarch is dissolved; whisk into the boiling mixture. Cook sauce until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.