Savory Lemonade Chicken Recipe
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Savory Lemonade Chicken Recipe

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"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
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.


  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.
Originally published as Lemonade Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p10

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 64172
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

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

SmoothMom User ID: 7019808 137831
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

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

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 88455
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"

marciedarcie User ID: 3127814 122581
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."

faricaj User ID: 6278646 56179
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!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 143836
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."

jennifer.svensson User ID: 3636601 64171
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"

jnz00 User ID: 3850250 88454
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."

NightingaleJen User ID: 3891909 72148
Reviewed May. 12, 2009

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

03753Eastman User ID: 3191264 138159
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2009

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

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