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I have been on a quest to learn how to cook more Asian style foods. My latest attempt is Sweet & Sour Chicken. Because I’m all about quick and easy cooking, I made it in the slow cooker! I have made this recipe several times, so far, and my family loves it.
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
2.5 pounds chicken breast, cut into pieces 1-2″
1 onion cut into 1′ pieces
1 green pepper cut into 1″ pieces
5 carrot, cut into 1″ pieces
1 oz can pineapple chunks, with juice
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup cornstarch
Place cut up chicken and carrots in slow cooker. Stir together vinegar, the sugars, tomato sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder & ginger, pour over chicken and carrots. Cook on high about 3 hours, low 5-6 hours, until chicken is down, and carrots are tender.
Combine water & cornstarch, stir into slow cooker contents, being careful not to shred chicken. Stir in pineapple with juice, onion and bell pepper.
Cover and cook for an additional 45 minutes, until onions and peppers are tender, and sauce is thickened.
Serve over rice.
I really like this recipe, it’s not too sweet, and not too sour. I also like that there is no batter on the chicken.
You could also use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of the chicken breasts
I like a lot of vegetables, you can adjust them according to your families tastes.
I use low sodium soy sauce, since one of the people I’m feeding has to be on a low sodium diet.
I use white vinegar. You may prefer another vinegar.
If you like your onions and peppers really soft, you can add them at the beginning when adding the carrots.
Cooking times will vary depending on your slow cooker.
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