I'm so glad I was out of sweet and sour sauce because it forced me to look around and see if I could make my own.
This sauce is wonderful and only takes a few minutes to whip up. You can use it for the recipe below or on your favorite recipe calling for sweet and sour sauce.
Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can crushed pineapple
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 TB ketchup
2 TB cornstarch
Combine sugar, vinegar, water, soy sauce, ketchup and cornstarch in saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sauce has thickened. This just takes a minute or two.
Spray crock pot lightly with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in crock pot, pour sweet and sour sauce on top and top with 1 can crushed pineapple. You do not need to drain the pineapple.
Cook on low setting 5 to 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked.
Remove chicken and cut in bite size pieces if desired. Add chicken back to sauce and serve over rice or noodles.
Recipe source for Sweet and Sour Sauce: Sweet and Sour Sauce I