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Savory Lemonade Chicken Recipe

Savory Lemonade Chicken Recipe

"I don't know where this recipe originally came from, but my mother used to prepare it for our family when I was little, and now I love to make it," says Jenny Cook from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. A sweet and tangy sauce nicely coats chicken that's ready to serve in just a few hours.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • 1. Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the lemonade concentrate, ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 2. Remove chicken and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to the slow cooker; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, trace fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit

Reviews for Savory Lemonade Chicken

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"We thought this chicken was really good. My kids loved the sauce."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Tangy bitter almost sour from lemonade... not a fan and ordering pizza as we speak >:("

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"This is sooo good! I cooked it just as the recipe indicated and the chicken was perfect. Definitely a keeper!

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"I made this in my 5.5 quart crockpot and set it at high (it states 4 hrs on my crockpot high setting) It only took about 2 or 2.5 hrs. My OTHER 4qt crock only has hi, med and warm and for it I set it on high for the same time. It is good and tastes like sweet and sour chicken. Adults liked it and kids did not."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"I love this recipe-it is so quick and easy and the chicken is so moist. It is made very often at my house!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"I really liked this chicken. I ended up cooking it for about 4 1/2 or 5 hours. I agreed with the other comments that 2 1/2 hours just didn't seem like long enough. I served it over rice with steamed broccoli on the side."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"Made this receipe Lemonade Chicken.. it was wonderful andvery moist. it cooked for 41/2 hours... i would make it again .... Jennifer.Svensson"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

"I have not made this recipe, but I have a slow cooker and it typically cooks chicken through in a couple of hours. However, if using a crockpot, it takes much longer."

Reviewed May. 12, 2009

"I too am a little baffled by the low cooking time. Is this correct?"

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2009

"Does it really only need to cook for 2 1/2 hours, on low???  Doesn't seem like enough."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2009

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2009

"I made this for dinner the other night, it was really tasty!!! The sauce tastes very similar to sweet and sour sauce you would find in a chinese restaurant. It will definitely be a repeated recipe in this household :)"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2009

"My family loves this recipe. The chicken comes out very moist and delicious."

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