Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Slow Cooker Sweet n Sour Chicken

Another Crock pot Recipe and who doesn't love putting dinner in the pot in the morning and forgetting about it till dinner and it is done. It is simple and delicious. Like I have mentioned many times before we are suckers for all things that you can serve over rice. My kids ofcourse gobbled this up and I am sure yours will to. Sweet and tangy all in one this is a winner!!!
Slow Cooker Sweet n Sour Chicken
 1 cup water 1 cup brown sugar I used dark brown but either kind will do
 1 cup white sugar
 2/3 cup red wine vinegar(or you can use white)
 6 T. lemon juice
 6 T. Soy sauce
 6 T. tomato paste
 1 T. fresh minced garlic
1/4-1/2 tsp ground ginger
 1/4 tsp peppe
r 1 tsp Siracha hot sauce(find in asian section of all stores)
 5-6 chicken breasts
, chopped in large chunks
 1 whole onion chopped
 1 green or red bell pepper chopped(I didn't have one but will use one next time)
 1 1/2 cup fresh pineapple(can use canned but doesn't taste as good if you ask me)
 2/3 cup water
 2/3 cup cornstarch
 Mix the first 11 ingredients in the crock pot and mix well. Add the chicken, onion, pepper, and pineapple pieces and mix well. Place the lid on it and cook on low for 5-6 hours until chicken is cooked and tender. About 45 mins-1 hour before eating mix the 2/3 cup water and cornstarch pour in the the chicken in crockpot and stir well. Let cook for 45min-1 hour more. Serve over white or brown rice!!! Yum!!! Note: if you like your veggies and pineapple crispier and not so mushy than add them when you add the cornstarch and water mixture. It us up to you to do it how you like it!!

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