While "OK," my hubs and I both agree this wasn't the best sweet & sour we've ever had. Sal's sweet & sour chicken II is FAR better, IMHO. My hubs isn't even a fan of sweet & sour and he REALLY likes Sal's version. :) I felt that the "crunch" usually associated with traditional sweet & sour was missing here. This needs something crisp to add texture - celery or water chestnuts come to mind. The carrots and bell peppers only added slight crunch, leaving me wanting more.... I also felt that this sauce was not as flavorful as other's I've had. As wifeyluvs2cook did, I too cut up breaded (Tyson brand) chicken fingers instead of sauteing actual cut-up chicken breasts. While I thought the idea sounded great, it didn't work for me at all. :( The breading fell off my chicken! In retrospect, I should have partially thawed my chicken FIRST, then cut into chunks BEFORE baking (oh well!). My last change was to add a heaping tablespoonful of katsup to my sauce to impart color (I was out of red food coloring or else I would have used that). Served over fried rice with egg rolls on the side. Maybe this will be THE sweet & sour recipe for your family, but it wasn't for mine. Thanks anyways, VINEYIS. :-)
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While "OK," my hubs and I both agree this wasn't the best sweet & sour we've ever had. Sal's...