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, 0g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 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 64172
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

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

SmoothMom 137831
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

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

lurky27 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 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 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 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 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 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 72148
Reviewed May. 12, 2009

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

03753Eastman 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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