McDonalds’ Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

mcdonalds sweet and sour sauce recipe
McDonalds’ Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

If you prefer to dine in and eat REAL chicken in your nuggets, but still crave that delectable sweet and sour sauce of your local fast food joint, here’s a fantastic copycat recipe.

There’s a reason why they call it SWEET and sour, but we recommend that you don’t omit the corn syrup as that’s what gives this recipe the same texture as the restaurant version you’re used to.

You’ll Need:
1/4 cup peach preserves
1/4 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
5 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons COLD water

Combine all ingredients except the water & cornstarch in a blender. Puree the ingredients until smooth, then transfer them to a small saucepan.

In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water, mixing well.

Turn the heat onto medium and bring the mixture to a boil. Pour the dissolved cornstarch into the sauce as soon as it comes to a boil.

Bring the sauce back to a boil, reduce the heat slightly and simmer until thickened to the correct consistency you prefer. Remove from heat, cool, store in covered container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Makes about 3/4 cup.

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  1. i am not a fan of the sweet and sour sauce and mickey d’s, but my sister is a huge fan, i think i will try and make this for her birthday. thanks

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