Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Delight family members by serving them sweet and sour chicken packed with vegetables with addition of pineapple chunks – a hearty slow-cooked dinner.
can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice
cup baby-cut carrots, cut in half
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
cup packed brown sugar
medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
Hot cooked rice or chow mein noodles, if desired
1.Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place pineapple chunks in small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
2.Place carrots, onion, garlic and gingerroot in 4 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with chicken. Mix soy sauce, brown sugar and reserved pineapple juice; pour over chicken.
3.Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink.
4.During last 30 minutes, add pineapple and bell peppers. Increase to high heat setting. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into chicken mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking. Serve with rice.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you don't have fresh gingerroot on hand, use 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger instead.
If you're taking this favorite to a potluck or gathering, chow mein noodles. They add a nice crunch, and there's no need to worry about keeping them hot-simply serve from the bag.
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